I've worked on this for the passed three days.
The larger format really exaggerates "the wrinkles"
and every mis-quided stroke stands out!
I took an image of the painting at the end of each day,
only to then realize something was always "off".
I did a lot of scraping and re-arranging and
had to use a lot of paint to keep the colors clean.
Low Tide Jersey Shore
20 x 20
This is a frustrating way to work for me.
It's hard for me to keep the spontaneity and
freshness when I go over and over an area.
It starts to feel too forced!
When the amazing artist Jane Filer was asked,
"How do you know when a painting is finished?"
"When I feel really good about every inch of it."
What a great lesson.
That said, I almost feel like doing this again.
Now that I know the pitfalls!