This study is one of the pieces I did as a result of taking Deborah Paris's online class. It's purely for my own information. I'm thinking of doing a much larger painting and I can use this one for reference or a jumping off point.
I'm still working to understand the tonalist style of painting. I'm so used to working in a more impressionist style. As all artists know, the only way to learn something new is to keep at it. One needs to put in many, many hours of painting before becoming proficient in an area.
I've found that taking a digital photo, helps tremendously. For some reason, I can stare at a painting, not sure if I'm completely satisfied or finished. But if I take a photo, the areas that still need work become very apparent. Has anyone else found this to be a useful tool?