Potomac Blues. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2014.
Sometimes paintings don't turn out too well and after looking at them in the studio for a few weeks I will often play around with the painting to try out new techniques and approaches.
This is a plein air painting done at Riverside Potomac that I revisited to add new layers via scumbling and glazing. My goals were to increase the feeling of soft light and bring a feeling of mood by playing on the blue/orange/green colors. I also placed a figure in the painting to give it a strong center of interest.
You can see the original version of the painting here: http://www.portraitsbysimonbland.com/blog/post/painting-on-location-riverside-at-the-potomac