Meant to take a photo of my reference photo before painting, but forgot. Oh, well.
Chose to do my black-white-gray values exercise with a photograph of a color painting this time. More color here than in the faces/figures I've done thus far. Less obvious subject matter.
Excellent challenge. Light vs bright, for one thing. That stopped me in my tracks.
The less obvious subject matter, for another. Forced my brain to pay attention to shape and value.
I'm loving the mental gymnastics. Liking what I see when I stand back.
Aiming to do more of these exercises.