Here's an uncropped first study of beautiful spot in Milford.
too complicated. I think it will be better simplified.
I think this is the best of the three compositions.
I have to continually remind myself to use a viewfinder when I paint outdoors. The landscape has so much information in it!
Back in the studio I can play with the design and because I've painted it on site, I remember more of what drew me to paint it.
Ask yourself: "why am I painting this?"
"What is it I want to say?"
"How can I say it as simply as possible?"