The next several postings I make will be of the tonal studies that I painted while taking Alfredo Tofanelli's class. In this study was trying to find the darkest darks and lightest lights, the movement of light. The lightest light was on her earlobe, but I had to tone it down for the sake of the painting looking 'right'. This is always an issue in painting- whether to be true to what you see, or true to the correctness of the way the painting reads.
Oil on board
9" X 12"