In this process board, I demonstrate the underpainting technique of using one neutral color of paint to plan your painting instead of drawing your composition with a pencil or other medium. I set up my still life and placed my blank canvas board on my easel and then thinned out burnt umber acrylic paint with water on my palette. I started by sketching the basic shapes of the fruit in burnt umber, and then mapped out the basic values (darks and lights) that I observed. I used thicker paint for the darkest areas and left the lightest areas blank. I added more water to the paint for the mid tones.