I had some time today and dove into adding some shadows. As usual, I got a little ahead of myself and mixed some tones as well.
I’m painting in a dark space with no direct light on my work, only on the objects I’m painting. The shadows are all over the room, blocking my point of view and forcing me to rely on instinct and muscle memory. In the past, this would frustrate me terribly, but now, I’m not invested in the end result of this piece… it’s a learning experience and the process is what I’m allowing to develop.
As I see it, I have only one step left… the highlights. We shall see. I need to finish it over the next day or two… then we get to share with the teacher and class for feedback. Yay, maybe?