tight enough or too tight?

Some people judge a picture by how detailed it is. That’s one way to do it, but maybe not the best. Others think it’s best not to render every detail. Another way is to just “indicate” what you are trying to show. Watercolor lends itself to this very well. I agree with that, but it’s easier said than done. One technique to do this is to use the largest brush possible and not use the small ones. Easier said than done, but it works. So when you are evaluating a picture, step back and look for a picture that reads well without a lot of detail. In other words a picture that’s not so tight. I admire artists that do this well.

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