We are starting a painting of a fountain that many are familiar with in Chestertown, MD. The photo came out very blue so we are going to change it a bit.
I have added the tree trunks using ultramarine blue + maroon perylene + raw sienna. After mixing these colors I first put a wash of raw sienna on the tree and then dropped in the darker tree color. As the trees get closer to you they are darker. The ones that are receding I used a lighter wash. Leave some leaf room by skipping the trunks in a few places. You can see it here. Don't get too detailed with the branches....you don't have to tell the viewer everything! I continued the color of the tree trunk on the left through the shadow on the ground. I also added in the bench on the right. I used burnt sienna + ultramarine blue being careful to leave a little highlight on the top of the bench.
I started to work on the man scooping debris out of the fountain. He already had a shadow wash of violet on him so I just mixed a skin color of raw sienna + quinacridone rose and put that on his face and hands. I gave him a gray sweatshirt just by swirling colors on my palette together. I put a little thalo blue on his shoulders as a bit of reflection from the sky which I actually noticed in the photo. I continued to do his pants while his sweatshirt was still wet to blend them together a bit. I used burnt sienna + ultramarine for his pants. I added his hair with this color also, leaving a bit of highlight on the top of his head. I then did the bucket with the same color only I added neutral tint to it to do the interior. I did his scoop with ultramarine at the bottom portion because the upper part is metal. After the man's clothing dried a bit, I added some shadows to his shirt with some violet dark that I had on my palette.
I started then to add the third value to the fountain using the same colors except with some raw sienna in the mix of ultramine + ultramarine turquoise. By just looking at the photo and squinting I pulled out the darkest darks and painted those but exaggerating them a bit since the photo isn't very good. Try not to get too detailed since your eye will tell it is a fountain and unless you are doing a photo realistic painting, don't put yourself through the torture!! You are just giving the impression of a statue/fountain.
I also added some darks and light leaf areas to the trees. I kept the dark leaves to the left and added lighter ones to the right. For the dark I used hookers green + ultramarine. I used sap + winsor yellow for the lighter areas.