I’m finished! I could certainly keep fussing with small things, but after a certain point, further details don’t necessarily add to the final effect. My goal is to produce a beautiful picture that shows the essence of the objects and that celebrates the act of seeing. To that end, it has to be realistic, but not photographic. I try to include only the essentials, and to eliminate the unimportant.
I’m very happy with the way the painting turned out. It was a lot of work, but worth it!