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.

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

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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.

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

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