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.  

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