Matted 11x14 inches
This is an exploration of value relationships. Below you can see the test dabs I used to compare the mid-tones to my dark masses.
In my three step method the first step is to mass the dark areas. That is somewhat easy. It is finding the mid-tones that is the tricky part. It is also important as a watercolor artist to combine several midtones to cover those mid-tone areas. If I only used one color the value would be correct but it would look like a "paint by number" painting. Remember those?
This painting can be found HERE