I have written about this painting in its early stages. You can read about its progress here in these two earlier posts:
"Newbury at Night" start
"Newbury at Night" in process
Years ago I asked my painting teacher how I can know when a painting is finished. His response was that you need to know what your painting is about, know the idea behind your painting. When you can do nothing more to support the idea, then you are finished. At the time, I'm not sure I had enough context to understand what that meant, but over the years it has stuck with me, and is the drive behind my painting process.
|Wednesday Evening - detail|
My intention was to lead the eye, and to keep the viewer engaged in the painting, observing the contrast in tempos between the Pike and the street. As always, interested in your thoughts. Thanks for looking.