Plein-Air Painting - In or Out?: Demonstration: "From My Window"

I finally get to the fun part -- really painting. I step down to a medium-sized brush to push/pull the values and colors. The lights get lighter, the darks become richer, and colors begin to glow. I define crisper edges as well diffused ones to achieve depth. The last touches are done with a still smaller brush, but never a tiny one unless I am creating a very tight, realistic painting. The final strokes applied are the highest highlights and very darkest darks in the scene:

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