I started this tonight with a shockingly strange underpainting. The sky was pink, the trees were blue, the mid ground was purple, forground was orange, and the water was cornflower blue (as you can see by the photo below). I washed all those colors in with rubbing alcohol to get rid of all the white dots (started with a white piece of 12"x16" Ampersand Pastelbord).
I had intended to use those colors, but because I wasn't used to using that much color, mid way through I brushed it all off and went for more local colors....you know, my comfort zone. Gosh, I wish I knew a bit more about color.
Anyway, it's almost done.