Alla prima Oil on Gessoboard, 4 x 4in

I won these shoes at a dance camp raffle, and I love them!  I’m happy with the painting, except for the shadow and the highlights.  For the shadows I mixed burnt umber with veridian and some alizarin crimson, I think leaving out the burnt umber might have been the way to go.  I’m less sure about the highlights, maybe the same mix that I used for the green but without the yellow ochre?  The green looked so chalky any time I mixed white in.