Observing the subject with both open eyes and squinting, I painted in, very loosely, a rough layout of the subject with a wash of multicolours using odourless mineral spirits as my vehicle. Prior to painting I used a hair dryer to evaporate the odourless mineral spirits. With the thin layer of oil colour that was left, I was able to proceed with the painting of the subject matter by overlaying the final colours on to the wash.
In this particular painting, I worked in different areas of the painting in order to keep a balance of the darks, lights and their values. It also helped to keep a balance of colour harmony until the end of the painting. Gradually, the whole painting and their areas came to completion roughly at the same time.
All that was left to do was to play with the details and some final adjustments.
It was a fun method that left lots of room for the imagination to work.