I add more shapes now, refine some previous ones.
In the end, I like to have an unfinished, rough look sometimes, for me, that is more painterly. Again, it's a personal thing, one must paint in whichever style one likes, to have a desired result.
For me, this painting is done, yes it is finished, I like it like this, so before overdoing and spoiling it, I decide to give it some finishing touches here and there
As a finishing touch, I put some thick strokes here and there, without disturbing the overall composition. U have to decide which areas need to have such strokes, I worked on flowers and greenery
This is how the final painting looks like in the end. I am quite satisfied with it. Though, I did not devote much time to this one (as my main objective here was to show u the steps, rather than making a beautiful painting), but still it looks nice to me. This style of work is better viewed from a distance of about 4 to 5 ft.
You must have noticed that I don't finish a particular area at one time, I keep on working on the entire canvas all the time. This is the way I paint and this is not the only way that's right, u can finish an area and go for other parts and still have a desired result. The bottom line is: Whichever your style is, be it realistic, all blended, impressionistic, with suggested thick strokes, etc, there is no rule for things like that, we just have our own style. It's always good to have a distinctive, very own style of painting, that separates your work from others. A viewer must recognize your piece by just seeing your brush strokes.
That was the walkthrough of my painting procedure, I am sure, with patience and dedication you can produce work that will amaze you and everyone else. Enjoy.