This was a drawing from class earlier tonight. Unfortunately, I missed the point of the exercise which was to create a hierarchy of values, as a study for a smaller poster painting that we did the 2nd half of class.
This is the poster study. I can't take credit for it, as my instructor did a generous paint-over to correct the numerous mistakes. I've noticed I have a bad habit of mixing my colors too intense, overall. But I'm hoping to train my eyes to perceive what's happening in nature more accurately. Painting is a humbling exercise. It certainly shows you how much you actually don't know. But it's still a very enjoyable and rewarding journey so far.