Some paintings seem finished, until they don’t. Homage, a painting I thought I had finished, recently looked at me from the studio wall and said not yet! I agreed. It needed something, but I wasn’t sure what. So I put the painting back on the easel and dove in, lightening the trees on the sunny side, developing the distant ledges with more definitive highlights, adding more leaves floating on the current, and then it came it to me – bring some sound into the painting with water sheeting over the rocks. It isn’t the torrent of spring melt, but the quieter sound of summer’s flow. I also brought more light into the shadows, and reworked the balance between all the parts of the composition. It might be done. Details below. Previous (unfinished) version below the details. Enjoy!
You should come north now to see the waterfalls.
A good idea…wish I could…
Beautiful details. The first image was lovely but the water flowing over the rocks gave it that something extra special!
Thank you Denise. Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what’s missing….