12 Evaluation of the painting
I continue to step back and evaluate. I aim to create a flow through the piece, but the composition seems to be missing something to lead the eye out, so I’m adding detail to the bottom corner. I shape it with a long-handled flat brush but purposefully keep it looser than the more defined flowers – this will create depth, helping to foreground detail.
Now I’m able to focus on the detail. I tend to move from my easel to a flat surface. I like to be “over” my painting at this stage. It’s now that the painting starts to come to life, as I’m able to focus on the fine details that create character.