I begin this street-scene painting by making a rough drawing with a fine-point marker on the canvas. Next, I cover it with a thin coat of magenta acrylic paint. I paint the basic areas of color and value with a thin wash of oils (burnt sienna, Payne’s gray, cerulean blue, and raw sienna) and a large flat brush, working quickly and loosely. I paint each area according to the values I see in the photo. I draw in the darkest values of the trees and foliage with a medium flat brush and a mix of alizarin crimson, sap green, and Prussian blue. Next I use a mixture of cerulean blue and Payne’s gray to paint the street shadows. I add some yellow ochre to this mixture to vary the contrast in a few places, and I also apply it to the underside of the building at the upper left. Then I use a mixture of blue-violet and Payne’s gray to block in the shadows on the sidewalk. I add Payne’s gray and burnt sienna to this mix to paint the shadows in the tree trunk and the sidewalk in the foreground. Then I apply a mix of sap green and cerulean blue to paint some contrast in the trees.