I have made a bit more of the distant cottage and even more distant trees, so I must concentrate on the garden in the foreground. It’s very dark in the the photo, but I have invested in a very portable LED light so can see more of the subtle shading.
I have pushed those shades to a more extreme point, since I am not yet able to create them as they are. However, I think what I have done is reasonably OK. Choosing when and how to introduce White is exercising my mind somewhat! And the sky as a great blank – is that all right or will I need to add a cloud?
No decision yet so I continued to eat away at the garden to see what happened. This is very uncharted territory for me. I may have overdone the white, so I’ll use it a bit more sparingly now. The bit that’s left is more shadowed anyway.