Ex-Pat wrote:What superb scenery - I particularly like "The Church Pond" and "The Canal". With the latter it's only that faintest of creases that gives the backdrop away - and I only noticed the creases because I was trying hard to work out exactly where the backdrop started as it blends in so well. How about sticking an artist at easel on the canal bank perhaps?
Thanks Ex-Pat your comments are much appreciated.
The Church Pond area is no bigger than 6" x 6" and adds a focal point of interest. Just a small feature appropriately placed.
I see layouts at exhibitions and in magazines where the builder has put lots of effort and hours of hard work into it's construction then filling every bit of space with buildings and think why didn't they just stop and think for a while about adding small features to add interesting focal points.
It only needs to be a group of figures interacting such as walkers or bird watchers positioned in an appropriate position. Even just appropriately grouped passengers waiting on the platform for their train. Something that copies real life in model form.
I've lost count of the times at exhibitions where I've heard somebody say, "Oh look at the such and such over there that's interesting etc." Then I think that's a good idea and nick it LOL.
An Artist with his/her Easel is a great idea. Just one figure doing something different. He/she is on my 'to find and buy' list.