As glazing layers build the overall values tend to darken and homogenize. There are rumors of painters who don’t have to rebuild their lighter tones, but they may just be monsterous fairytales.
Over-darkened and over-saturated with glaze. An in-between step that I’d hoped was my final step, but then wasn’t.
Today was back at Morning Glory Bridge. The tree gained dimensionality, and I put some atmosphere between the left yellow wall and the bridge, and between the bridge and the tree.
“Before” The changes are subtle, and maybe don’t quite punch up via photograph…
shadowed branches against sunlit stone
Bounced glow on stones, with direct and indirect light on the tree.