A tree on the brow of a hill, with a stream running by into a waterfall.
Here is the first stage of the three canvases, a quick graphite sketch to determine composition.
And here is the second stage: a semi-opaque glaze that will create an underlying tonal unity between and within the pieces, as well as adding richness to the colors I will paint over them. [I know it's a little hard to see the drawing underneath now, but that will soon be remedied...]
Coming soon: Stage 3, initial block-in...
EDIT: The remaining steps are now available, here.