After a week of working on my newest painting, I am ready to post it. I have only filled in the figure with the first layer of paint, so I will add the background, and then repaint the figure, taking into account how the background will totally change the color of the skin. As I have mentioned before, I sometimes think I should start differently, but it is my habit to paint this way, so I continue to do it. I like a few layers of paint over the entire surface anyway, so eventually it gets finished.
This drying time allows me to plan the background. Sometimes I begin a painting with the whole idea in my head, but this one I still haven't decided what to put in the background...besides the bed, and maybe a few pillows. I will continue to post my progress, but am currently working on another painting.