This is a slideshow of the basic steps for Cottage Hollyhocks (yesterday's post)
1. Thin wash of cad red in the background with a brush drawing of basic shapes
2. Block in of value shapes in cad. red
3. Darks blocked in for each color area.
.4. Middle values blocked in for each color area.
5. Lights blocked in last
6. Lastly, I softened edges, and adjusted color relationships to reflect the correct warm/cool tones in the lights and shadows.