Today I finished my painting. I layed in the pure colors first, then the darks. After getting started, I had second thoughts about laying in the darks before I did the background because I was getting some mud. However working back and forth from background to grapes and grapes to background seemed to work out alright afterall. ( I did have my rag handy for a total wipe out ) By working back and forth, it helped me lose the edges to give a softer recessed look. I think I will paint this bottle again. What to put with it next time? Hmm.