Here is my modest step-by-step demonstration to share my approach.

Although my favorite medium is oil, this is painted in Photoshop. (I will include demonstrations in oil once I get a digital camera….) It should not make too much difference since my approach in photoshop is almost the same as that in traditional mediums. This is a very simple and quick demonstration from life.(yes. I set up a still life next to my computer..) The key is how to see, not how to paint.

“It is harder to see than it is to express.”
— Robert Henri