I like to make lots of juicy wet paint in pots before I start painting. This helps especially when I'm doing a large painting I have lots of paint ready for me. I didn't mix up alot of the yellow because I knew that was more of an accent color, but I will still need a bit of that as well. So here I am ready to go.
Below you can see the paint on and nice and wet.
In the above version you can see more darks added and the trunks are painted in to the background in blues and green colors. Once this layer dries I'll go in and add some shadows to the trunks and more splattering for the leaves in the back.