"What's Next?" painting stage 4
This is what I often refer to as the "teenage phase." Parts of the painting are still very awkward, yet other parts seem to be working. Artists will often refer to this and the next several layers of applying paint as a push-pull process. I tap into my left-brain (analytical) to check on the composition and value relationships, while relying on my right-brain (intuitive) to mix and add colors, and to maintain the mood I want to convey. Notice also, that I have painted just an impression of the background hills & fields. I have only used a palette knife up through this phase of the painting.
How are you liking the development of the painting?