I can already see that I'm going to have to go over the entire left hand side again, after floating a glaze of Payne's Gray over most of it. I wanted a sense of depth, but for some reason it looks flatter; also, I want to bump back up some of the lighter areas without letting them get too distracting. That was the original problem: the details in the corner were fighting for attention with the central figures.
Merlot At The Madison, © 2021, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
Well, you learn as you go.