Holly doesn’t pay much attention to the subject I’m painting, she just does her own thing. We ended up using similar colors today, though.
I could not stop fussing with this. I tried adding impasto with a painting knife, and then ended up scraping and brushing most of it off. The red I use (alizarin crimson) is transparent. Getting bright, rich reds in different values is a real challenge for me. I remember struggling with it in Apple and Twig, too. The light was glowing through the leaf into the shadow here.