Start painting the white directly on top of the charcoal. I like how the charcoal mixes with the white at this stage. Again, this is on a pre-toned surface.
I start adding grays. This is the real trick I think to vibrant color. Though I have not yet learned how to make the colors really sing like David Leffel talks about in his books. I have more reading and practice to do. Someday I'd like to take a class with David or find a DVD of a demonstration.
I remember one thing I read where he talks about making the base surface lighter to make the objects appear lit up.
SOLDAgain staying very loose and using a medium of Liquin and linseed oil. I think the contrast of color and light in this painting is what holds your eye. Another moment of joy!