Fun fact I didn’t actually start up with a sketch I actually started up with the painting below. I did this to get correct the proposition.
Unlike the previous master studies I started of this one with a opacity brush that is why its kind of rough around the edges.
For this I one I decided to use goro techniques of building up the value. As you can see light is hitting the bird and trees but this is more of a basic or default light.
Last stage was adding the lights.