Today a met with a couple of sketching students to sketch at the Panama Hotel Tea and Coffee House.
I got there early so I started a sketch of the storefront entry from inside the space. I was able to add color to it while students were working on their own sketches. I got to a point where I was happy with it but then decided to add more color to the background walls. I should have stopped before "adding"...sometimes it is better to call it a day and then look at it 24 hours later to see if you really need to add anything. Adding the background took away focus to the sketch. What I had to do is add value to other areas to make it read again. It turned out okay but I should have stopped earlier and reassessed it the next day!