I can't reproduce the steps of the original painting or any other painting to be honest, because each painting is different even if it is the same subject. The original painting was painted from life and initially begun as a Twenty Minute Challenge painting. Instead of stopping at 20 minutes, I continued to paint the original painting until I felt it was finished. Painting from life and within a time frame adds a freshness that is hard to find when painting from a photograph unless one is very, very good.
For the beginning of this painting, I wet the paper except in the areas where I wanted white. I glazed a cool Permanent Alizarin Crimson over Lemon Yellow in the light and warm Quin. Coral over New Gamboge in the shadows. As the paint neared the white area the edges were softened.