I wonder why I make myself layer colors. I much prefer the freedom and the flow of wet-in-wet painting. And yet, it's something I think I must do once in a while :) And when I get into it and let the paint rest in between layers (am less impatient than normal), I can understand the beauty of this technique.
So I try it once in a while.
Starting with bright and golden yellows and then going in with reds for these apples (Quinacridone Coral and Permanent Red Deep with Hansa Yellow Light and Hansa Yellow Medium and the back apple had Raw Sienna placed first).
I worked on these while the underpainted pear layers dried completely or I'd get too impatient and ruin both things. Not that I can't do that anyway! ha ha
What was I thinking?
I don't like the background - yuck!
That's what comes from not planning the whole painting.
And that middle apple is getting muddy, probably because I began with Raw Sienna?
So the question is - start over or muddle through? I think I'll try to muddle through and come up with something better than this.