I tried the option of not pre-staining the board with my usual Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine warm grey colour but using a Burnt Sienna underpainting instead as my base. It's surprising how different it feels and lot lighter in tone, so I will try more of these.
I also was focusing on limited brush strokes. What you put down counts. So its a quick and immediate response to light.
|Burnt Sienna Underpainting|
|Our garden backing onto the field|