|The Rock 9x12 oil|
I tried a different method with this painting. I picked the four main values of the scene, and pre-mixed them on the palette. The colors were for the sky, the foliage in sun, foliage in shadow, and rock in shadow. When I compared them on the palette, I could see that I had mixed the sky and the rock shadow too light. So I adjusted them on the palette. I think this really helped the painting. I'm going to do this more often. Once I had the main blocks of color on the canvas, I added variations and accents and I was done! I think this one reads quite well in black and white.