This is a value study for a new painting for my weekly class. My instructor's teaching method is that we make a value study for every painting before we can start painting with color. It's helpful to me for the drawing part. I wiped off and redrew the nectarines twice before I got the placement right. It's much easier to wipe off a value study than part of a painting, at least for me. I don't have as much invested in it emotionally at that point.
Brr, it's cold. I don't have enough clothes for this kind of weather. My heavy sweaters are in a box somewhere in the garage because we are living with my daughter and in the process of building a house. I didn't want to go out there and rummage around to find them. I have on more layers than a street person! Stay warm!
11" by 14" oil on canvas