The painting below of Gordale Scar, an acrylic on gesso primed board is shown after around three hours work.
After drawing the design carefully, I painted the sky in at full strength as this sets the whole tone and atmosphere for the rest of the painting. The middle distance was then loosly washed in to delineate the areas of grass, vertical crag and scree slopes. I then painted in the middle distance greens. At this stage the cliffs and scree slopes are still only roughly indicated. The foreground is just quickly washed in, using thin paint as an indication of the colour strength and form.