This started as yet another attempt to be more painterly and more free in my brushwork. In those terms I’m not sure it quite comes off...but then many other attempts at the same haven’t come off either.
On the other hand I am quite pleased with the finished result, viewed as an image. This is mostly done with the procedural bristles brush, which I think does capture the look (and behavior) of oil paints quite well.
This is meant to have the look of a Street Scene in the English Midlands, but is done from imagination. Also one of those occasional examples of my work where an actual human figure appears!
Apologies for lengthy essay!