|Hazy Grazing- 9" x 12" Oil by Greg Newbold|
Some of you may recall the start of this painting from a previous post.
As I almost always do when taking a field study to finish in the studio. I fix things that weren't working and change things to suit the intent of the piece. Here I have adjust a lot of the values to add drama, softened the sky and the mountain edges in the distance to give a hazier mood to the piece and added the cows which were just quick smudges at the study phase. I also exaggerated some of the color for contrast and visual appeal as well. There are always things I might do differently when I reach the final signature stage, but for the most part, I am satisfied with how it turned out. Each choice I make along the road of creation yields a certain result and collectively all my choices lead to the final product. I try not to second guess too much what might have been since I would have to make a different set of choices along the way to get a different outcome. That type of introspective thinking is better often better left for the next painting. Learn, evaluate and move on to the next one.