STAGE 5 FINAL PAINTING
Wash Day, gouache, 5 x 8" (13 x 20 cm) For each of the figures, I mix two values or “modeling factors”: 1) a light, up-facing plane, and 2) a darker down-facing plane. The green foliage in the background is just a placeholder. It’s not psychologically important, so I paint it quickly. The lines of the clapboards on the barn trace back to a vanishing point at the top of that fencepost at the right center.