Subtle cool layers
Because I want this painting to be predominantly warm, my cools are subdued. It’s important to let an image be either more cool or more warm. This automatically gives the image a tangible mood. Choosing to sit on the fence will please no one..
I let some of the glazes drip so they sit at the crevices made by dry paint. This pushes the illusion of skin folds on the hand. I add greens and blues to the veins of the hands. I also use blues at the edges of the forms to direct the viewer’s attention.