"West Coast Textures"
As winter settles in here, the garden has dissolved into a mess of
sodden leaves and stalks. Not much colourful out there to paint!
So, I am using my collection of stones, twigs and shells as models.
For this particular set up, I used a fairly bright spot light,
which increased the contrast from the previous painting.
Stronger light makes the details easier to see, but also
tends to wash away subtle tonalities. It's a bit of a trick
to keep it all in balance.