This was fun to paint and I’m actually happy with how it turned out. When rotated 90 degrees the shadow shape looks like a hair dryer (happy accident).
In this color study, I used a complimentary color scheme with muted tints, shades and tones. Though these color studies are tedious, they’re simple to do. Anyone can do one by posterizing a photo with photo editing software, printing out a line only version and filling in the shapes with gouache or some other kind of paint.