More scrubbing in the foreground defines the ground planes.
Scrubbing back to the white of the paper flattens the space. Therefore, I had to add some color to some of the “scrubbed” areas.
Because there is almost no internal sizing in this paper, I had to add some, using a solution of gum arabic and water and sprayed that on the entire paper. Gum arabic is the sizing that is used in most papers.
If I didn’t resize the paper, the color would soak into the paper and end up as a dull less intense color.
At this stage of the painting, I usually leave it as is for a time. Slight adjustments to color, value, edges and detail will be added when I look at it with a fresh eye.