|Rattlesnake and the River. ©2011. Lisa McShane. Oil on Linen. 16" x 36".|
I'm sure 99.9% of the artists who blog and who post paintings online wait until the painting is finished before they post the image.
I'm not in that camp.
Sometimes - and this may be one of those times - I post the image so that I can see how it looks at a distance, in a different format, from a different angle and at a tiny size. Yes, it's wet and I'm still trying to decide whether or not I want to add clouds.
Clouds in a landscape are such an integral part of the composition that they will be in my original sketch and then I add them in during the underpainting. But with this painting, I've just been uncertain. No need for feedback, I'll just be thinking about this.