I've been painting small quick oil painting to get better at replicating color and light. I went down to the river bank in my local park to paint this scene on toned paper primed with acrylic emulsion. Getting the right color relationships was difficult in this one. The light conditions were changing and the high contrast scene set up made it even more challenging.
I was trying really hard to keep the contrast between the sunlit areas and the shadowy ones. And in some ways I think some of the intermediate stages hold more interest.
What do you think?