Iguassu Finale…Almost

After having been out of town for quite awhile, no rx I am finally getting around to finishing the large work of Iguassu Falls. I have been posting a bit on my Facebook artist page here, and previously in this weblog here.

One of the methods many artists use to aid in making sure their values are correct is to view the painting in black and white. I took a snapshot today, and made a greyscale version of it, both shown below (you can click on each picture to see a larger version). I think the values are pretty close, but see some minor changes here and there. I am also still undecided on the foliage in the foreground. There are lots of darks and greens, maybe too much, but after all, it is in the jungle! What do you think?