The above is a progression shot of a pumpkin study. Because it is best to narrow ones focus when engaging in work of this nature, this still life painting serves a few functions:
1 – I wanted to reinforce value composition as that has been an afterthought on many of my paintings.
2 – I want to work with muted colors. Relying on a bunch of bright colors all the time is not always the most effective way to work.
3 – I do want to continue painting in layers however, I want to have a streamlined system for doing this so I don’t always wonder how to go about getting from beginning to end.