|'Fairground' 6 x 8 inches, oil on board.|
|'Fish for Dinner' 6 x 8 inches, oil on board.|
|'Summer Lane' 8 x 12 inches, oil on board.|
|'Grazing Land' 8 x 12 inches, oil on board.|
I like to leave enough for the viewer to complete the painting with their own imagination.
Actually, the next day when I viewed this painting back in my studio, I was very tempted to 'finish off' a little, but I soon decided to leave it alone. Which bit would I alter? To rework or add detail to one section would probably result in my eventually reworking most or all of the picture. For example, 'finishing off' the grazing cattle might lead me to adding more detail to the trees behind, then the field in front, then the clouds etc etc. I knew, from many spoilt paintings over the years that I should leave it alone. I am always amazed that by simply propping such a painting into a suitable frame, it can immediately look finished, a frame seems to hold it all together! So, if in doubt, leave it be.