Tried to put into practice one of the ways David Shelvino paints but it was hard with this challenge. He blocks his paintings in with a neutral color and then starts with the lightest parts of the painting. His reasoning is he feels the paint and pallete get dirtier as you get into a painting. Wants to keep his lights the purest form. He does this with figures and still life. Works for him.
This is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap canvas.