I had already drew my sketch yesterday. This is a technique
many of the old masters used to concentrate on part of the
painting or drawing one day , then finish at the same time
and place the next day or two.
The videos will help you understand the procedure
for getting here, have a look.
Part 1 - Starting Color on The Pergola -
The first step is to determine how to handle the whites in shadow.
There are both cool and warm colors in play, and neutral where they intersect.
Part 2 - Doing Starting the Cools and Warm Whites-Starting with cool gray let gravity work, add warm ochres to create variations in the light. These are the first steps to get the cool and warm whites on. As dark as this appears going on you will be surprised how light it becomes. Playing warms against cools gives depth.
Part 3 - Moving into the details
This video is a continuation of the work in the previous video. Adding warm whites on the architectural features. Adding the roof color without overdoing it.
Part 4 - Adding the roof top tiles
As the pergola is mostly fleshed out it is time finish the roof using tone and scraping for the tiles.
Keep the washes open just spot in a few suggestive details, do not paint every tile shadow it won't look right, then add a few bright sienna accents strategically
Part 5 - Adding the Greens
Working mostly the greens here around the pergola to frame it, some details, keep greens open don't paint every single leaf, use leaf shapes strategically to bring out accents