The block in for this painting Paris Passy Gate is complete and now I’ll move onto the next phase, pushing and pulling value and adding the details. I’m very happy with the initial washes and the texture I was after to convey the patina on this bronze gate. But over all the values are pretty mid-tone. I want to darken areas and lighten areas. That is what I mean by push and pull. I will pull lights out and forward and push darks back. The details I’ll add will be more emphasis on shadows and elements of the design that come after an initial wash. I really love this part of painting, it’s when the magic happens and it starts to come to life!