Day one on the painting shows how I focused on the stepping stones and middle bits of the painting.
Day two I carried on working outwards.
Day three I worked intensively on the broader landscape, working fast to keep it loose. I like the overall dark blue-ness that the painting retains in its finished state. The dark blue ground gives the colours a different luminosity. The river, when I was there drawing it, was very dark beyond the stepping stones, then broke up on this side of the stepping stones, so I decided to leave it like that in the painting.