I’ve retouched the feet, using Iron Oxide Red and a little Foundation White to make them much more effective, adding shadows around them to ground them onto the dirt of the painting. The exposed stomach had a touch of the same, quite quickly applied and cleaned up with a Van Dyke Brown to redefine the edges.
The pool is turning blue, with a touch of Cobalt Blue mixed into some Foundation White fading from lighter at the top to darker at the bottom. I retouched the clouds to make them white because they were too orange. The new glaze has made the reflections sit back into the surface a bit more than they did, which I like, so I’ll let them dry before adding another glaze of Prussian Blue over the lower half. This is a great glazing blue that will stretch its range from almost black to a lovely blue, perfect for darkening the surface toward the bottom edge of the pool. Reflections in water are of a darkerÂ valueÂ than the sky they reveal.
I’ve retouched the little gold rocks with white so I can glaze them again later with a yellow to make them appear like gold.
I’m making preparations for the Priestess, getting a dress made for my model because in this piece I think the clothing needs to be really specific. It’s going to take a while to get everything prepared, so I’m also figuring out how the Hanged Man will work in sketches.