I have laid in a background color using sap green and alizarin crimson. These two colors mixed together can give you a very nice grayed green or in equal parts you get a rich brown. The white spots you see are where I plan to place camelias. I added some cadmium yellow light to the green and some yellow ochre to another glob of the green mixture and have used these two new greens to start laying in the individual leaves in the background. I am just suggesting the leaves at this point and trying to not get too detailed in the background.....after all, the quilt is the subject and will be very detailed.