Here's an example of my painting process. I started these paintings in Florida during Spring Break. There are 4 separate paintings that make one long picture. I began with a layer of oranges, knowing I would be using a lot of blue for the ocean. I love how underpainting with complements can make the final product more alive.
Next I started layering on blues.
Then I added reds where I thought I might be using green for foliage.
I was ready to begin details. I used a pallette knife and gel medium to use some thick paint for the waves, trees, bird, boat, etc. I'm not even close to being done yet. I'll try to post the finished paintings soon.