This painting has been hanging on my wall in a half-finished state for quite a while, since I can’t decide what to do with it next, so I’m seeking feedback from you guys.
With most paintings, I have a natural moment where I sense that it is done, and I know I should step back before I overwork it. It is hard to find the balance between making your work precise and polished, and keeping the life and spontaneity in the brush strokes. I don’t have that sense with this painting yet, but sometimes it’s helpful to seek ideas from fresh eyes.
This is the painting hanging on a wall in my back yard, so you can see it in natural light. Overall I like the look and energy, but I’m wondering if it needs something in the foreground, or if it’s something about the colors that is not quite right. I wanted to try a painting that mixes my two landscape styles; the more abstract, linear hills with the more realistic starry sky.
What do you think? Should I stop here, or keep going? Just for fun I’m trying out the poll feature in WordPress, so you can weigh in:
Other artists, how do you know when your painting is finished?