This is my fifth attempt at this scene. I'm gradually getting to the point of satisfaction but I'm not quite there yet. I wanted the stream to be the highlight like a river of gold running down the picture but I allowed the surrounding rocks to become too light. I may have a fiddle but I'd far rather get it right first time. Most of my paintings are done with one sitting and this one took a couple of hours.
Each attempt allows me to distill the scene further and discover where I waste time on unnecessary detail. My idea of a good painting is one which I can do with a flourish in under an hour.
I messed up my scanner settings on this one too so the colour is not quite right although it's fairly close.