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Painting flowers outdoors in oil at a garden centre

I wasted an hour on a slow start here, but this video shows that thing started to come together later on when I was painting flowers in oil at a garden centre. Sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and keep painting!

No sooner had I got my pochade box set up at this garden centre than the wind started to get stronger. My first hour of painting was a frustrating time, but things got a lot better when I changed position and started afresh. I didn't have long to paint, but where everything was a struggle before, now my little painting in oil fairly zipped along.

Sometimes, when you are struggling with a painting is abandon it for later consideration and start afresh with a new idea. It certainly worked for me here: