Oil on cradled panel
If people ask for painting tips (and only if they ask) I always tell them to use the largest brush possible to get the job done. Nothing new there but the operative word is "possible." With this painting I used smaller brushes than usual because I wanted to get a more impressionistic, broken stroke look. What I like about the end result is that the scene goes back in space while at the same time the surface has a certain tension. I'm not sure how to explain it but I like an image that feels stretched tight like a drum. Anyone have a better way of saying this?