Well, . . .here is another experiment . . .light, color and shadow bouncing off a white pitcher on a white plate sitting in a colored tissue paper nest.
But Hey! The PHOTO came out great! Doncha think?! 😉
The shadows on the pitcher and plate seem a bit neutral here . . .I may have to re-evaluate the painting.
This piece is painted on venetian red gessoed masonite. I noticed that (because of an hour long interruption) the paint began setting up almost immediately . . .or the oil soaked into the gesso. By the time had come to put in the highlights and make adjustments to color or value or both, the paint had become just like gum! Sticky and literally had to tug the brush through the paint.
Back to linen. It is soooooo nice and workable!