Painting in Progress - Antique John Deere Tractor part 4

I'm nearly done - or maybe I am done. The last couple days have been all about details. I've been busy making sure my shadows are the right value - there are so many shadows in this painting!

After a few days of checking it over, I will know whether I am finished or not. So far, I'm happy. I made a few mistakes that took some frantic fixing - sometimes I am not too happy about watercolor being so transparent!

We're taking a few days for a vacation to visit my husband's family. I'm going to pack a little painting kit in case I get some time to paint. My in-laws in Saskatchewan keep a beautiful yard, with lots of flowers and antiques - including some tractors, actually! You can think of me without envy as we drive 12 hours each way - not an ideal occupation for a family of three preschoolers!