I decided to pull this painting out of its matting and framing and revise some areas. I added more foreground textures, brightened the skies , added more color to the dark waters and punched up the tones in the trees. I know some artists feel that once a painting is finished ...it is finished , never to be touched again.
I guess I'm a little more pragmatic . I find it perfectly alright ,provided the painting is still in my ownership, to freshen it up. My skills continue to grow and the paintings that have stayed too long , unsold ,need to be critiqued once again. In many cases, I have subsequently sold the revised work.