I pretty much used one brush the majority of the painting. I was trying to go for Nathan Fowke's level of simplicity in his landscape studies--almost abstract--but I often found myself getting caught up in the details and trying to render trees, rocks, ripples, and people. That is something I will need to continue to practice--simplifying my strokes so that I capture the general impression of things and being sure not to lose the clarity of the composition as a whole.
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