Nevada City #2: kicking up the sand 'n dust / by debbie rich

I've been pick-pick-picking at this painting again. It's on 8x10" paper and I last worked on it a year ago. 'Bout time for its anniversary finale.

I'm enjoying the patterns that have emerged, and getting playful with them. But I think the scene is getting too busy now so I'll make a couple of tweaks to add contrast and call it done. Also want to remove the experimental green leaves that I added to the tree in the left foreground. That's gonna be tricky. 

Here's where the piece was a few days earlier, before I got a little crazy with the green paint and cheese whiz. Need to get back to the branches' starkness, if possible. 

And just for the helluvit, here's my studio setup for small pieces.