I want to be able to say more with less. But I am too conscious and too careful when I go from a rough study to a more detailed work. So I end up with an exactly opposite result.
With this series, I was experimenting with going away from limited palette. The road in the foreground being in the shadow could be dealt by veering away from the focus subject palette, so I used this subject.
I painted and I liked how the colors looked in it. However, I was not sure if the viewer was able to enjoy the trees on the hill very well. So I painted another study – Study 2.
I now loved the colors as well as the trees in my study. I was ready to create a final painting. My resulting painting became elaborate. The simplicity of the study was lost in the final version, I think. What do you think?