initial color lay in in oils on primed panel board. Kept the paint loose and flowing , …and a little darker than the finish so the high lites will stand out more in the reflections(which will also lighten the piece as well). 16″ × 20″ oil on panel board. all 3 wip’s from idea sketch, shading sketch and initial colors were done in one sitting , to keep the original feeling(inspiration) and movement (flow) very “alive”. This is my main reason for the painting I can always refine and finish it later with detail and colors as long as this important step is put in as the base.