These are the steps. (See photos below left to right)
1. I placed the old painting upside down on my easel.
2. Some darkest darks are "scrubbed in"
3. I Located and placed the brightest spots of color
4. The container and background were then developed by more spots/areas of mid-tones
5. More "chunks" of color were added (with an awareness of color temperatures)
6. Finally, smaller details were added and the painting is done!
* When I paint over the old panels it's because it is fun and easy to see values on a panel that already has a lot of tone on it. You should try it...you'll be surprised!
Painting: Celeste Bergin, To Cheer You, oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel