The completed picture, as yet unnamed: acrylic, oil bar and charcoal on canvas 75cm x 96cm
I stopped. It is finished. Well as finished as it will ever be for I am both satisfied and tired with it now.
I am satisfied because I have achieved that sense of space and sort of 'static' movement that was there in the original sketch. I am tired because it took a lot of effort and I think it looks or feels a bit polite.
I think I can do better.
Perhaps I am beating myself up too much. This was my first attempt at taking this type of subject and sketch from watercolour on paper into acrylic on canvas in a concentrated and concerted way. In that respect I am very pleased.