I have an idea of what i want to paint. I did not sketch out the idea for this painting, cos i believe i’m able to execute what i want to do. So i came out with these following stages for the painting:

But the outcome isn’t right. I just dun feel right. There is something wrong with this painting. I think i shouldn’t paint the trees black when its depicting a morning scene.

And so, i went through another (again) painful process of repainting it…. arh. But somehow it seems clearer in this 2nd attempt. Clearer in seeing the vision i had initially. So is sketching still good? Yeah, maybe. I will do it for the next painting. This pass me, its  ready for sale 🙂