I haven’t had a lot of time to paint the last couple weeks but this afternoon I had the chance to spend time looking at the color. Although the intensity was nice, bright like I like, it was feeling ingenious somehow. So, today I softened the light and gave it diffusion, defined the clouds a little more, and began to move closer to the viewer.
The pictures I take for this process blog do not capture subtle color well but you can see the light growing … and the detail of the midground begin. This will be a tough painting but they are more fun and more satisfying when done – solved.