|"Sailing Center" finished "Sailing Center" not quite finished|
My process is that I do NOT use a photograph to finish the painting. All the information I need is in already on the canvas, and in my head. I review each edge and each plane, looking for inconsistencies, any unintentional geometry, confusion, notes that don't ring true, color temperature and freshness.
Above, the finished painting is on the left. I looked at every upturned plane to make sure it was cooler than all down-turned planes. I added the harbor through the windows. When we left the painting site, I had included some notes about the value through the windows for reference. I refined, slightly, the large brackets beneath the roof. I vibrated cool into some of the sky-facing planes, added some interest and warmth to the inside of the building. I softened some edges, cleaned up some small perspective issues, and even moved my signature.
What do you think? Thanks for looking!