I’ve done versions of this before, but not being satisfied with the results I decided to try again. This was stimulated by another dawn scene I’m going to work on and will hopefully put out on my next blog. As I was planning my dawn scene I recalled this early morning view of the newly mown fields at the base of the rise we have the temerity to call a hill in these parts.

I have been wondering whether to introduce a murder of crows, which I have seen at other times, gathering to snaffle the dropped grains in newly mown fields, but have been held back by the thought that they might upset the harmony. The question is whether this harmony lulls the viewer into drowsiness or is there enough going on to maintain the interest?

I shall ponder on this and fight off any drowsiness as I do.

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    • You’ve upset the apple-cart now Kingkang. I’d put my brush away and then you chipped in.
      The danger is diluting your initial impetus for painting a scene by adding too many distractions.
      I think I am with Warren on this – but I am prone to changing my mind…

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      • Your instinct is probably right. Maybe in the next piece. Part of my problem with adding to much is the animal tend to come and go unexpectedly so I draw them in whenever the opportunity arises because the landscape will always be there even when you and I are gone. Sigh.

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      • I dont think you have a problem. Many times you are making the animal the subject and as you say they can be transitory, whilst the background remains – so get the animal/person/moveable object down and then look at the background. In my case the landscape was the subject and I was flirting with the idea of adding extras – a bit like fiddling.

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