"I begin with an idea, but as I work, the picture takes over. Then there is the struggle between the idea I preconceived... and the picture that fights for its own life." George Baselitz
Sometimes I use various shades of gray and other times grays and some of the color I may use in the painting - but like everything else that is open to change :>)
The block-in for "Chamisa Yellow" 9 x 18 is but a loose watery watercolor at this point. I will say that there have been times that I've gone no further than the block in! I painted both detailed and loose watery watercolors for 12 years before finding acrylics and some of my block in work I consider a finished watercolor painting.
I have to say I am leaning towards leaving this "AS IS" - it is reminding me of the work done by the "Old Taos Painters" - sooooo off into the corner it goes for further evaluation!!!
Hope you enjoyed this presentation.