The Final Painting: Favorite Azaleas
This final step is where I start to tweak areas that bother me. Mainly I look at shapes and where my eye goes. I'll walk away from the painting and come back and take a look. If my eye goes to a place that I don't want it to go, then I know that's a problem area.
One of the major things I did was make a more definitive light and shadow pattern on the light side of the trees where leaves were casting a shadow I made them a little more distinctive. I also lightened the light areas of the path which help make it sparkle more.
I added some pink above the background trees to add atmosphere and color in the sky. I felt that some pink there would help move the colors around the painting.
This is the finished painting and the most difficult part was coming up with a title. I have painted so many azalea paintings that I have nearly run out of ideas. I settled on "Favorite Azaleas" as this is my favorite area to paint the flowers.