The first step was to draw the shapes of the plant. I usually like to start the painting at the most detailed part of the plant - usually in the middle - and work outwards. The fleshy leaves (not sure of the correct name in succulents..) have used colour combinations, mostly in layering effects , of Art Spectrum lemon yellow, sap green, oxide of chromium, Pthalo Green, Tasman Blue and a Windsor and Newton brand turquoise. In certain sections for highlights I've also used Art Spectrum Flinders Red Violet and Payne's Grey for shadows. Spectrum red was used on the tips of the leaves.
The original painting is 29 x 42cm (A3 size) on Arches Medium 300gsm paper. It is for sale at this present time - price is listed under "Original works for sale". It is also available as a high quality print by clicking on the photo below right.