Hi Wade thanks for the help, yes that is what I am trying to do with the highlight, base color and shadow.
How did you get it to go across like that? All I am doing in the original post is clicking in the horizontal middle of the shape.
Click on the ends not the middle do not put a Middle divider then apply the colors to both ends.
A little tricky but you will get it, you might need the direct select tool and on occasion the lasso tool to select an anchor point to color.
Make your color swatches first so you have consistent color unlike what I did.
This is good practice for the gradient mesh. with the gradient mesh tool I find the simplest structure possible is best as they can get complex.
You will get it.