30 April 2012
loose strokes or fine finish?
This work doesn't have the power in the photo that I think it has "in the real". I have a few areas where I need to adjust the tonal values, mostly in the foreground rocks, but if I can manage to leave it with the loose brushstrokes which I think are more appropriate to a scene of ruins then this work is not too far from finished.
The danger is that in reworking areas I might be tempted to "tidy up the rough bits", but I painted them that way intentionally.
Today I am grateful for time in the studio.