This painting is from my advanced figure painting class when I was a student at the University of Utah. The model was in a low-light setting. You will notice that only the essentials are portrayed — the eyes, nose and mouth. She is basically silhouetted. The eyes are in a shadow, so only the eyelid is shown. Note the highlights on the eyelid, the nose and chin. The back wall is painted light, giving contrast to the figure. The top part of her body is lighted, but the other is in shadow. The shadow is one dark shape.