|Starting from the sketch ...|
I modified it a bit, exaggerating some areas of the trunk to create "faces".
|First very wet wash - aureolin, quin. burnt orange and cobalt blue.|
|The background I painted again, w/w, with the same colors. I thought to do the background in the "softer" colors. and save the staining colors for the trunk.|
|Here I'm starting to give the background some depth and verisimilitude.|
|It is so much fun, in a watercolor-y way, wetting a segment and then dropping in some colors , letting them do their thing.|