So when I did eventually head into my studio on Sunday after a relaxing start to the day, to face the little magenta canvas that awaited, this sequence of photos shows what happened to it.
A reminder this was the starting point:
First, some background colours. Teal for the sky, simply because that was the nearest tube of blue. It makes interesting greens with cadmium yellow.
Then some more background colours and in the sky and on the sheep. Appears the weather in this painting is sunny showers.
Repeat, with pause to let layers dry a little.
Add a final layer of white to the sheep, and decide if it’s ready to join the flock. I think so, though might still add a little more black to the face.