I’m watching Bob Ross paint a campfire and it’s remarkable how he went about it.
I would likely paint each component separately and try to match various colour hues to denote the placement either foreground or background. But he paints the fire light and shadow first then continued on with details. Curiously this is sometimes how I paint, at least it’s often how I think of it, but Ross took it to an extreme with this particular painting and it worked.
It’s unfortunate that Bob Ross is gone but his videos live on.