OK, so once again I’m thinking this one is finished. Just looking at it without comparison to the last version would lead one to think that not much had changed. So I’m putting them side by side just to prove that I really did do some work!
The leaves still on the trees are more defined, and there is definitely a thicker layer of leaves on the ground. Harder to see in the photos, but evident in person, are the shadows on the cottage. The highlights on the side facing the sun are brighter in contrast to the shadows.
Now all I have to do is get my wonderful client to agree with my persuasive argument that it’s perfect, and then wait for some snow so I can get started on the final version of these four paintings.