Early Evening on the Cliffs (WIP). 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2016/2017
This painting was started last year when the effects of the summer drought showed in the dry grasses. The original version is here.
I've made a lot of revisions to this work since then. I pushed and pulled the foliage around. I added texture. I pushed the trees into the far distance. Yet the painting always lacked something, and the image failed to coalesce around a single idea.
In this version I moved the center of interest to the left side and away from the center. The fix is trivial, but it is just enough to get the painting on the right path. A few more changes to the middle ground will be enough to finish it.