I really expected this to be an easy picture to paint...it wasn't! When I looked into the shadow my eyes adjusted and everything in the light just washed out and I rushed to re-paint everything. When I looked at the background, my eyes re-adjusted and everything in shadow fell into blackness so, I rushed to re-paint everything again. Finally I squinted and re-painted it once again. This painting is 11 x 14, oil on a canvas panel.