I approached this using a different method. I used very small patches of color and kept them very gray for as long as I could. Then the opaque brighter reds and oranges really show off.
SOLDThis is the smallest daily painting I have done. I like the format. It is very intimate. There were originally two slices in my set up, but it was too crowded and so I ate the extra piece. When the painting was completed I finished off the rest.