6 responses about my choice of yellow color is not really that constructive. With the real thing there is variation in paint color but the most common (and the color I am painting) looks like this:
these are all from the first page of a Google image search for "cat 235"
Is it the very bright ambient light that is bothering people? Its so that I can see what I am doing painting.. Here's an image where I dropped the fill , turned on shadows, and turned up the spec:
As I said before, I am still painting the diffuse texture so the spec mask is temporary.