The painting now is at a stage where I can see what it is and I've added figures on both sides. I'm deciding now to possibly leave a lot of bare canvas show instead of painting everything in detail filling the entire surface. I kind of like the rough look of it now. It's something I'd never do in the past. I've over-painted so many pictures over the years ! I just need to know when to stop and let the suggestive quality of an image take over. I will let it rest and see it with fresh eyes in a few days. I definitely like the way the painting seems to have a transient look about it. I want it to appear as if its about to change in front of the viewer like a wind or a cloud covering the sun just as you are about to take a photo of something outside.
I should also mention that for this painting I will not be using any medium at all. Also a new thing for me. Just turpentine for initial under painting in some parts, but from here on none at all. Interesting feeling how dry and tacky the oil paint is without medium or linseed oil. I like it so far.