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After reading a new book on painting, I decided that I need to dedicate
some time to studying tonal keys. I tend to paint tone exactly as I see
it, and have never really 'taken control' of it; learning to tweak
values to create a particular mood will really help me to progress to a
I decided to do two studies of an arrangement, one
low key and the other high, to see if I understood the concept properly.
Here's the low key, with dominant darks. I love the dramatic feeling
this has, the way that the light shines off the leaves, and the dark
background accentuating the rich, saturated colour.