Here is a simple step by step of a small still life study from last night ( about 1.5hrs ) 1- there are different ways to start but here I begin with my area of focus and paint outwards. 2 - I am constantly thinking about designing cool shapes/value/proportion relationships as I fill in the image. 3 - rough block in is like taking notes of fun ideas you can refine later. It also help with better decision making when you can see everything as a whole early. 4 - now I can push and pull interesting colors I observe up to this point, refine my edges and cut in smaller shape elements to my liking. Thanks for watching~