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So, this unquestionably turned out a bit cheesy, which isn't really
my thing. I prefer landscapes that you can project your own mood onto.
But I guess flipping through all those old photos made me a little
nostalgic! I questioned myself the whole way through about whether to
paint out or leave the figure. I left it, deciding I was happy with how
it was painted. Even without it, the painting has a similar mood - that
'memory of a happy summer holiday' feeling. I think the colour palette
is what does it! I might try another version sometime that's a bit more
I'm happy with this painting - but I definitely surprised myself with
how it turned out, because as I say, it's not the kind of image I'd
usually seek to create. Still, I hope it strikes a chord with people!