@PaulB looking at it that way is really hard for my mind to grasp the values in it... the grey scale yes right away but the colors no, every color to my eyes look the same except the blue.
Thats why taking away all color and just seeing light and dark snaps into place for me....I know somehow at some point I will need to advance but I think for now I am going to paint at the level I can using the tools I can to get things right. Hopefully skill will come with time and practice.
Thank you so very much I really appreciate your reply. I worried and hesitated before to purchase oil paints because I have never used a medium (I know there are tons of info and videos on how to do it) I bought the Geneva paints specifically because took the guess work out of it since it already had it in them. I have noticed when painting my sea turtle and seascapes that I really cannot get the turquoise colors i need ( now with the power color he added I'm sure that will fix my problem) but I also have difficulty mixing and matching colors and values so wondered if more variety would help in that department. You've given me a lot to consider. I think your work is exceptional and look forward to seeing this painting finished.
I like it all... but for some reason I tend to actually paint more wildlife than anything else.... not sure if it is because that is what I am mostly drawn to or not since a lot of it was requested. I actually enjoy painting all of it and trying to paint something new for the challenge of it.