A very productive day in the studio!
I did a lot of cleanup work this evening, fixing the figure up with some black shoes, deepening the shadows of his bag, clarifying the shadows of the jacket, glazing his over-white shirt with some dirty grey and painting his pants with a layer of grey. (Blues next).
The landscape got a thorough work-over too, with additional shadows between rose leaves and below the man, and a re-emphasis of the trunk of the tree, while a skull and a couple of long bones have made an appearance at its foot. I used some Van Dyke Brown to made the edges of the cliff sharper, while aligning the jagged cuts toward the mountain far off in the distance. I briefly experimented with putting flagstones beneath his feet, but disliked it, so I think I’ll be busy painting grass pretty soon.