Purple Pansy Study 1, 6x6 Oil on Canvas, Click to Bid
There are, in fact, shadows but there are also delicate mutations of color on the petals so I was teetering between technical accuracy and overall effect. What I really want is an overall effect so from across the room the painting has character. I like looking at this one lined up next to the others. I'm able to see the sun catch the tops and edges of the petals.
Effect wins over realism in my studio. :)