These are the stages of a painting I am doing to prepare for Waxahachie Plein Air: Paint Historic Waxahachie.
Paint Historic Waxahachie!
It seems like I move all over the paper because at first the paint is stronger and wetter and I use that where needed until I notice it is about to turn toward dry-brush. The paper texture enhanced by the dry-brush works well with the bricks and stonework. I use lighter base colors allow me to start placing items into the painting, and I paint around white areas. I do not use full strength until the final details, which will set nicely on the background colors I am laying in now. When I look at this tomorrow, it will have faded a little and allow some minor adjustments to the layout.