Updated: Jul 22, 2021
Get your value right and your painting will rock. Value adds more, well, value, to your painting than color. Getting your value right will allow you to use any color and your painting will still look good.
I decided to challenge myself with objects of relatively similar value to see how well I might be able to distinguish among them. Here's my still life made of found rocks, a Christmas ornament, a couple sticks, and a robin's egg. I'll have to keep practicing.