This is the start of a painting from a few days ago. You can see that I decided to move the vase down a little so it would not line up exactly with the plate. I am using gessobord that I have covered with black acrylic paint. Sometimes I use burnt sienna or just start on the white primer of the gessobord.
Here I have covered the canvas with oils in preparation of getting a bit more detailed and adding highlights.
8" X 10"
Here is the finished painting after another coat of loose paint and some palette knife work on the tulip.