I've been asked for awhile to post a demo. This started on facebook as I was working, but I think this is a better venue to post it. Please feel free to post questions or feedback as I post the progress! I will try to explain what I am thinking of as I go. This is Oil on Linen panel, 30x40.
This is the initial block-in of the masses. I like how everything moves just to the right of the center in this composition. I know that is breaking all the "rules", but hey, I've never been very good at following them anyway. I may end up having to change it, but I'm sticking with it at this point. I have large, simple masses in mind with the water and treelines directing the viewer through the painting.