This is a painting of a photo that I had taken last week while driving through the city that I thought might make a good painting... I loved how the light was shining through the windows of the Art Institute.
This is on 300# Lana wc paper. I first applied colors for my basic wash.
Then I started to block it in with adding some of my middle darks.
I try to establish my darkest dark as soon as possible so that I can key everything to it.
Now I am establishing more of my darks by adding the foreground trees.
Finally there is the calligraphy of the painting where I add all of the little line work, such as the flag poles, any line work, tree branches, etc.