Was working on this piece in the workshop on Friday, trying to refine my earlier thumbnail concept of the scene where Malone is atop a tree to take in the breadth of the landscape. Was sort of struggling with this piece to capture a better sense of composition. So Phil came in to help with some more success.
My initial attempt
Phil's added help
The scene takes place during the evening, so I began to experiment with some colour before all was lost.
Overall, I was feeling kinda dejected with the progress of this piece as it wasn't quite working for me. I find nothing worse when trying to force yourself to work with a piece when one is not quite with it, so I ended it here to move on. In time, with some fresh eyes and clear of mind, I may return to give this composition another go. But for now, it remains as another experimentation to learn and move on from.