Returning to the same spot, in the same place is one of my favorite working methods. It's one way of branching beyond what is there and more into how it feels. I haven't been to the canal in a very long time and for some reason it was calling me. Love this place.
My niece, Agne (sweetheart that she is), once told me, after seeing my work for years, that the way she considers it "art" is if the painting doesn't make sense close up, but from a distance it all magically comes together. Funny, huh? .....but it is true, for me. That is the way I work. I have to be really careful with keeping masses of value, then I can get away with a lot of color. When the values are the same it works; if they divide it's a mess of broken up pieces. Tricky stuff.