The color underpainting
I continue to paint working from top to bottom and from back to front, roughing in approximate colors as a foundation. I'm careful to preserve my drawing and the values of the burnt umber underpainting. These new colors should be a tad darker than were I ultimately one to end up.
At this point, it's all very general and I can make changes at any time. It brings me to the point where I can evaluate if this is where I want to be.