A couple of people (Yes! A whole couple) have mentioned that they like to see posts on my process of a painting. So here is an example for an "Americana" painting I'm leaning toward calling "Sunflower". I paint from dark to light, with a mix of purple, red oxide and cadmium red dark as the base. The drawing is in white pastel pencil. The different layers of color are opaque. Sometimes if I decide I want a color darker than it turned out, I'll give it a wash of a darkening color.
I'll post the finish soon.