Today I started a new painting. First I did a value study on my board. I just brushed in grey tones to lay out the general painting.
I do not often start with a value study, but this painting had a limited subject matter and really only one and 1/2 types of flowers. The painting will work or not work depending on the the values I choose and the drama. Below you can see the start of the colorization process. I added a mouse, (the painting was just calling out for this little guy...) Tomorrow I will finish the painting with my pallet knives.