Let It Rest

Usually, when I get close to completing a painting,  I find it necessary to take it off my easel and hang it on the wall somewhere and just let it “rest.”   By resting, I mean that I stop working on it and start a new piece.  This keeps the painting in my field of vision which can trigger various thoughts and ideas, sometimes subconsciously, about what, if anything, might be necessary to finish it. 

This is the case with Last Light.  It is close to completion, yet there seems to be something needed.  I don’t know what but over the next week or so as I work on other things I may see (or feel) what that something is.  If not, then it’s done!  Here’s what it looks like at the end of today’s session:

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