The first layers of color are coming in slowly. Greens with Oxide of Chromium and Nicosia Green. Luberon Red Ochre for the stems. Various amounts of Titanium White. The Nicosia has a slight blue bend that's useful for shadowing.
Before starting on the herb, five layers of Titanium White in a light wash were applied across the entire panel. Earlier panels with lots of open ground have a chalky uneven appearance. Establishing a base is giving this painting a nice smooth look.
Five hours flew by with this evening's work.