Finishing with style!
Don’t be afraid to make artistic decisions throughout the painting process. You aren’t a slave to your subject. I’ll often add splashes of bright colour to the background and subject in the final moments. It adds vibrancy and is a lot of fun!
This painting has a green/red palette that adds a strong energy. Analogous or monochromatic palettes are useful when creating mood. Where flesh meets flesh, such as eyelid folds, the colour may be dark but saturated so don’t use black. Instead, try Alizarin crimson.