I used to think after I removed the masking there wasn’t much else left to do. Wrong. Tiny brush strokes symbolize shadow shapes that define architectural details. I’m not trying to produce realism here. Just a suggestion. The viewer does the rest. To me, a more interesting interpretation.
Next, a little more landscaping.
But may I please use some artistic license…
…when it comes to the majestic trees surrounding the house?
I don’t want the trees to obscure and overpower. Just a suggestion serves to nestle the house more into the painting.
Add a few branches, sign my name and the house portrait is finished and ready to be delivered in time for Christmas.
Thank you, Becky & George.