It's all a process... here are current Tiny trees. The first photo with under painting of green and first coat tree and first coat sky. The second photo with second and third layers finished... ready for varnish. My larger paintings are done similarly... with underpainting, then darks/bolds, then working lighter to the end. See all 500 tiny paintings this May 10 and 11 at Art On Union... yes, 500. :-). Trust me, it is VERY good practice.