I started the cordyline painting again. This one will be on Arches 140# coldpress paper. I started with a value sketch and then got out all my pinks and reds (do you think I have enough?!?) to see what colors I want to use.
I put a piece of red acetate over the photo to see the darks and lights better - it helped me see the darks at the top of the photo which contrast with the light of the leaves.
Thinking more...that has to be a good thing, right?
After looking at the photo beneath the red acetate, I adjusted the value study a bit more.
I picked out the colors I'm going to use by doing a color swatch/study.
I'll take the "ruined" one to class Tuesday and try again, with Sandy's help, to rescue it.
And I'm ready to start on the new one - tomorrow!