I’ve been fussing around with the colors on the new painting, and think I’ve finally settled on a target here. I’m keeping everything in a middle range of values for now, going back and forth between darks and lights, gradually getting further apart on the value scale. This helps me keep them balanced as I go.
The orange outlines are only partially drawn at this point. The sky area will get much brighter, but I’m not sure how much darker the trees will be yet, and I might bring in more color variety there. So far so good, I think.