Virgil Commission 3
Visiting their amazing location was such a big help in completing this painting. Seeing it for myself made all the difference and gave me a much better feel for the setting. I also was able to study the area left of the cabin and see where the drive was located and the road behind along with the terrain. I made these changes and then worked to build up the cabin and woods, water, elk, and grasses. I have also leveled and weighted down the left shore bank and increased the grassy land at the bottom of the painting. I am getting pretty close now. Time to step back and fully study this painting before the refining final touches.