I try to simplify shapes and stroke work. It may appear to the novice that it was easy to paint. It is a skill that comes after hours and hours of painting. When I first started painting I tortured and overworked my paintings trying to add every detail. I knew I wanted a looser look but that did not come until after logging in lots of easel time. The more you paint, the more confidence you build to become bolder with your strokes and knowing what to edit out. I TRY to remember what so many of my instructors have shared and that is to think about every stroke before you apply it to the canvas. Make it count. Sometimes I remember.
This is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas.