My process started with a pencil sketch to work out an interesting design. I actually love this stage and always take my time doing it because as I've said before, a good road map gets you to where you want to go without getting lost! I drew it onto the canvas with thinned Raw Umber and let it dry before toning the canvas with a few of my favorite transparent pigments, Quinacridone Red, and Transparent Red Iron Oxide. I like using Quin Red under the cool snow passages. Next week, I move into Alla Prima painting!