24 "Blossom and Shell" 8x8 oil on board, copyright Laura Gable
A nice study of shadows on white objects, with a dark background. You can always learn so much studying from life, as photos have a tendency to lie to us a bit -- shadows are darkened, and highlights are completely blown out. Have you ever noticed that when you look at photos? Often in landscape photos, the back hills have similar values to the front hills. More sophisticated photography fixes a lot, but not always these basic elements.