It is time for another critique. I have nothing new painting wise to post as I have been camping. I tried painting while I was out and the results are a bit…well, never mind. Between the bugs and mosquitos, the wind, rain and changing light I have a mess. However, I got another critique back that I thought went pretty well. Daniel hit the nail on the head. I have a hard time seeing values as I paint. I don’t know if it is my light or me. I suspect it is me. It is like I am pushed away from light colors and really dark colors. How can I show contrast without them? I can’t. It is also difficult to show dimension. I had mentioned to Fruitfuldark that I was having issues in this area and he suggested I try painting in extremes, so I will continue more of that and hope to start loving the lightest lights and darkest darks. I want to love the paint….everything about it, even the colors that don’t appeal to me.