Hello from somewhere in the middle of the Smoky Mountains! I'm moving across the country and taking the scenic route by car, and I've picked up my brushes during our week-stay in a remote cabin in the woods! I have just completed a fair amount of fine rendering for the rocks on this painting, and now I feel a bit stuck. I think the next step would be get some outlining in, but I am not sure about what color to use to outline the rocks (black seems too harsh). Also, the painting doesn't feel very coherent. My strict north-south brush strokes on the rocks (diverging from the usual approach, I know) make it look like a different painting from the figure, the background and the clouds. That may be beyond repair at this point, but just wondering if anyone has any pointers/advice/thoughts! I'll recap my questions:
- Is the fine rendering sufficient? Should I do more?
- Should I outline the rocks? If so, what color? The rocks currently contain gray, a turquoise tint, payne's gray, and burnt sienna.
- Should I further outline the figure? If so, what color? I was thinking gold, but not sure.
- Any way to make the rocks seem more coherent w/ the rest of the painting?
- Any other thoughts/observations totally welcome! Hope you all are well.