8x10 oil and canvas/board
In my opinion...the middle stage of the creation process is the hardest part of a painting. The fun part of laying in the design is over and the satisfaction of completion is in the future. Here in the middle lies the work ... reworking color and values to a point of balance. This last light on the desert hills is one of my favorite times of day...a study in contrasts...cool/warm colors...darkening purple land/light pale sky. The truly artistic part is to develop the sense of the poetic...to convey a feeling of an appreciation for the ever-changing timeless spectacle.
UPDATE: still working on this...finished soon!