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Below, I have posted an image of just getting started on this painting. As you can see, I toned the canvas first with a golden yellow. Not much (if any) shows through on the final painting - however it may give a warmish tone to the painting in places - especially the berries. I drew the set up in very light washes of color... that is the purple and blue you can see in places. Also, I used many transparent colors - on the berries in particular... I like the dimension of color that gives as that area gets built, layer upon layer. (On these steps, I used liquin to give a bit more transparency and speed the drying.) My final steps involved deepening the values, especially on the berries and in the shadows behind and around the berries, and working on shadows.
The last step was to add some highlights. They look pretty white here - but in fact the color I mixed was a definite yellowish hue. BTW, the berries were as good as they looked! I ate them at lunch today :)