It is ironic when the best light in my house for painting is the light over the kitchen range. So that is where I look at my paintings, before and after.
Right now on stove is small blue heron on canvas board that I am trying to "bring to life" (it is looking better), the shadows 11 by 14 that is valid, an 8 by 10 that for first time ever is a balance between photo and paint! A little gem and in executing it I have made a boring color quite glorious.
Good news - a little more night vision.
A VERY NICE LITTLE MIRACLE. And created without emotional commitment - painting has feelings, but grounded in artistic sensibility. It all happened like in a minor trance. Whole new way...zombie cool.