Full range of values and playing with warm against cool colors:
The watercolor sketch and I had a difference of opinion during our session together. The painting wanted more detail and I wanted to be loose and expressive. Clearly, neither one of us got our way and the painting remains unsettled.
My goal was to use a full range of values to create the sense of sunlight on the cactus. I also wanted to make use of playing warm against cool colors for enhanced contrast.