Our assignment in Craig Srebnik's figure class today was to paint from a photo reference of Da Vinci's Leda and the Swan (sans Swan). We used only burnt sienna, yellow, black and white. Before we set brush to canvas we were reminded about highlights, midtones, transitional tone, core shadow, reflected light and cast shadow by a super-helpful printed handout that Craig authored (and had us work on). Great lesson!
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Figure assignment Leda and the Swan, oil on 18x24 canvas panel