It's getting cold here in Colorado and the snow is falling! I'm more than halfway through this little painting and today will show you the next few steps.
Here I've painted in the reflection using a darker, lower chroma version of the reflected light on the box.
With the box done, I had to start the ornament. The more I look at the ornament, the more subtleties I see. Not really knowing where to start, I just begin laying in easily identifiable shapes of color.
Here I further refine the subtle color blends from the lights. I like the golden reflection of the box edge on the back of the ornament. Once I got that in, I felt the shape and 3D nature starting to come to life.
I'll wrap this up in my next post!