I can't anymore 🥲 The trees kinda look like blobs but have been really feeling that mental strain ( ﾉ ﾟｰﾟ)ﾉ I think I've been working on this painting alone for about 8 hours
I tried to pay more attention to making the midground and background of a similar, and lighter value. But for the reference, I found that light and local values kinda make the standard dark, medium, light value distribution a bit mixed. So I think I relied on more of the shadows to help me know that standard order of values. Hopefully it's evident that the darkest shadows are in foreground.
Which created a question: would shadows, or areas not affected by light, generally be a guide to how I should establish the "standard" values? This would be great to know if I were to create my own landscape. If anyone knows let me know! I'll prob search it up too later