When it was time to start painting my sunrise, I started by blocking the whole area in with yellow. While that was still wet, I painted red on top. The goal was for the red and yellow to mix and make a peachy color. Using wet on wet also prevented sharp edges. It was very important to me, also, to leave some of the yellow showing.
I painted a band of purple between the blue and the pink of the sunset to help the colors blend a little better.
When the top layer was dry, I painted a couple bands of red along the bottom with my smallest brush. I used wet on dry this time because I wanted the edges of these bands to be a little sharper. I plan to go over these bands with some layers of yellow to soften them.
If you like this post, you might enjoy the one before this, where I explain why I use the particular shades that I do in this piece.
Painter of portraits and wildlife