I then just quickly wash in the window and while washing in the window I mix in a few of the colors I want to see. I am working a purple and green main color scheme so I'm using both in the window but more green than purple. It's a real quick wash in and I don't even care if I cover over all the support. IE.. those dreaded white spots of canvas showing through. I don't care at this point. I also make a note of working some of the color into the mug. Again, I don't care about percision of flow. It's a quick mop and glow. LOL
What I do care about is how this wash will affect the other items and that being the flower. As it will be the center of attraction and it will be yellow, I surround that flower area with tints of purple. That will make the yellow show off more. As you can see I splatted in some yellow wash over the flowers as well.
Then I am on to the darks. I mix a good dark using quin violet, purple, blue, green, but remembering to leave quin violet as the dominant. By adding colors togeather I can get a great dark and more opaque. When I mix I just figure what I want and I add till I get there. If you are not sure it's best to mix a small amount before you try to make a big puddle.
If you want a straight edge you use some sort of straight stick and hole it off the canvas. You can then pull your brush (handle on the edge of the stick) and get a real decent straight line. Of course the lighter the touch the straighter the line and you can't be lean on the paint. It must flow. I'm not after perfection but I want it to look like a window edge. LOL
Again, as I lay in my darks I keep working that mug. As you can see I work around the painting, not really finishing anything but touching everything.
In hind sight I should have put in the proper value for the flower. The reason for that is simple. I put all the darks in and then the yellow. As we know, each color added changes how we perceive the other colors so when I put in the pure yellows, my darks around the shadow area of the sill were too dark and I had to change them. I could have saved myself time and effort by applying a good size of the proper value in the flower before I added the shadows. (knocking myself in the head so I will remember for future).
Oh well, it's 4:55 am and I am off to work. I will add more when I get home this afternoon.
BTW .. thanks for looking and I do hope you find it interesting. sorry about the quality of the pics but I did this with brush in one hand and camera in the other.