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I apologize for posting this challenge 2 days late!
Your challenge this week is to use your own reference (can be anything - I set up a still life) and mentally divide it into simple chunks of color/value. Try to break it down into the simplest chunks you can. For example, my pink vase has only 3 main areas, plus a highlight. Don't use any soft edges!
This exercise will help you see and understand the big picture, which is really important, without getting bogged down with all the tiny details and gradations.
Have fun! Oh, and don't forget to squint!!!
Please be sure to follow the spirit and the letter of the challenge.
For example, each submission must be painted after the challenge is posted.