At this point I've more thoroughly shaded and highlighted the petunias so that they start to "pop" out of the scene. As you can see I've also finished quite a few leaves as well.
In this last photo I've finished shading and highlighting all the petunias and leaves. For those who don't paint, let me just say it is a "process" of working, stepping back to check progress, adjusting colors etc until I get the exact look I'm going for. At this point the bird needs to be painted and also as you can see, I've started filling in the window panes. The window panes may seem easy but they are a tedious process of trying to stay within the lines drawn on the canvas. Remember those olden days of using our Crayola Crayons and being told to "stay inside the lines?" Well, that is especially important on faux windows or instead of ending up with what looks like a window, you will have a sloppy mess instead. Once the window's base coat is on, I then have to shade and highlight so it actually does look like a real window. Shading and highlighting always gives a painting dimension and makes it"pop". My next window post will show the completed piece so stay tuned.