Blocking in the main shapes. I am starting to learn the value of keeping the block-in colors more muted or grayed. This should help me get richer color later when I put on the more opaque paint. That's my theory anyway.
I found a way not to mess with the background. Don't put it in! Of course, I didn't plan it that way. I just had so much fun painting the grapes I forgot to paint the background. Oops!
The grocery store sold these grapes all in one package. They were too colorful not to paint. Of course we ate them as soon as the painting was finished.