When the Hansa Yellow Medium wash dried completely, I rewet the paper (flowers and pad are masked off) and gently brushed in Quinacridone Rose. This gives the background a nice, warm rosy glow.
This has to dry completely before doing another wash/glaze.
I thought the color was too pale and not pink enough, so I glazed another layer of Quinacridone Rose and let that dry completely before going in with a layer of Cobalt Blue.
The layer of cobalt left a nice, muted grey but not flat color. When this dries completely, I remove the masking and begin on the individual elements of the painting, hoping to keep a light hand as I go...
The next step will be to remove the masking fluid and begin painting the subject.