This area will be the center of interest, so I concentrated my efforts on separating the rocks, snow in light, the snow in shadow, and the fallen trees.
I talked about edges in my last blog and have the same situation in this painting. The hard edge that I left at the bottom of this section could present a problem. However, because most of that edge will be defined by a much darker value in the next wash, it won't be an issue.
There are still large areas of light or white at this stage. I have to be aware that they need to be adjusted in color and value as I paint them.
Remember: all color and value is affected by the adjacent color and value.
Although this is a relatively small area of the painting, because it is the center of interest, controlling the colors and values is critical.
The separation of the shadow side of an object and the cast shadow from that object is critical to the form.
There is always a value difference between the shadow of an object and the shadow that it casts. Also the cast shadow is darkest where it begins and gets lighter as it moves away from the object.