I painted a glaze of Ultramarine Blue over the background of Amelia, dropping the halo back and putting a nice blue edge to the hand and some of the stones. I’ve always enjoyed that softening of the edges by using the blue, it makes things recede into darkness very nicely. You can still see the streams of light going to her hand in the actual painting, but they’re not so clear in this picture.
So, “Amelia Beheads the Alchemical King” is finished! Here she is: