I’m getting much more accustom to painting loosely. After the last few weeks of paintings I have begun to notice how much a viewers brain will fill in without need for the artist to describe exactly. I was also inspired by the painting I viewed at the national gallery. The masters really knew how to describe in minute detail the most important bits of a subject while leaving the rest a flurry of brushstrokes. Here is a great example called Repose by John Singer Sargent.