Spring At Little Lake 11" x 14" o/p
I used the same palette as yesterday for this painting. The only difference in the palette is that the final wash before painting was a light 'pinkish' colour. Signs of it can be seen around the boughs of the pines and in the under glow of the blue in the sky and in the water.
Usually, when I have finished painting outside, the painting is not touched again except to alter a small area or colour value. This may be done on site or later in the studio.
However, I did spend time on this piece after getting back to the studio.
Usually past experience has taught me that in some instances, I will end up repainting the whole picture. Thus, completely destroying the integrity of the plein air piece. The original "Wow"factor that made me want to paint the subject (scene) in the first place may now have been compromised. The freshness that once was, now seems to carry an over worked 'look'.
So much for repainting the "Wow" moment... It is gone !
Perhaps I should listen more closely to my own experiences... :-)