I'm still enhancing the front ground but I'm mainly making most of the part lighter except some shadows I wanted to show up.
Then I'll touch a little more here and there where it looks too ugly. But I don't think I can make this painting much better even if I keep working on. It's about the time to stop.
I knew this from the beginning. It's quite obvious that the darkest part of this painting is obviously the vertical cliffs in the shadows. However there are three colors of the darks in this composition due to the distances from where I was standing. The further it goes, the lighter and bluer it becomes. I finally put it in place. They're still wet and reflect lamp light so not so clear in this photo, but they're there.
Now I really need to define the colors and values of front ground. Then I would call it done.
I wanted to push the colors further on this cow. So I inevitably tried wet on wet. Although the shadow part is still lighter than I wanted, I can see it's getting there. I might just need to push the lightest part lighter, just like its face.