Progress of landscape from abstracted inspiration to figurative end point in 3 steps

1. I thought these sand dunes made an interesting pattern when turned upside down. Try it yourself and compare it to the picture below.

2. I had a stab at turning it into an abstracted landscape with the aid of acrylics and masking tape.

3. I thought this could be improved and I had another attempt with oils. In the process I played with vertical strokes and enjoyed the rainstorm effect of the top half.

I’ve submitted the end result to the Clifton Arts Club Summer exhibition today, I’ll let you know how I got on.