I was struggling as usual on this one. I found out really quick as I was painting that tree bark has so much subtle color variation (most of which I couldn't capture). Then when I ran out of time on the painting I noticed the contrast was much higher in the shadow vs. light category...
Just when you think you've kind of tackled one area correctly, another one slaps you in the face..
Next time I'll bring a bigger thinking cap.
at 11:46 PM