Green House, Fruitlands
8"x10" oil on Raymar panel
The painting at the end of my first session, and sun is now behind the house.
I've been using a new tool that helped me choose this scene and get a good composition. It's called Value Viewer, and I use it on my iphone. My favorite feature is the notan view, which lets you check the composition without the distraction of color or gray-scale nuances. Below is the notan view from Value Viewer of my first composition choice, note how the light lean-to on the right drags your eye out of the picture. A different shot, which includes the shadow side of the lean-to is much better, see bottom image. Thanks, Haidee-Jo for suggesting this app!