My focus is on correct color/value and paying attention to the effects of playing warm colors against cool colors. The painting still has a long way to go.
There is a bit of curvature happening in the camera when I photograph the painting in the study.
Staring at the greens in the trees all summer long has helped me with this painting. I am finally achieving better cool greens as seen in the leaves of the climbing rose. The cool green helps to create a sense of light shining on and through the leaves in the foreground. The greens in the pots below are also a playful mix of cools and warms. I am mixing no more than two colors at a time throughout the painting, even for my neutrals.