Iron Oxide Red lines the edges and warms the shadows cast on the legs and feet of the attendants, bringing the painting to the brink of being complete. In the foliage on the right side the same paint has begun to add some solidity to the upper part of the morning glory, while some Ceramic White has softened some of the pink buds and made them feel more substantial, and a dash of the white inside the heart of the open blue flowers has created a simple stamen that adds some convincing detail to the blooms. The flesh feels far warmer, less thin than it was.
The sandals have been highlighted with the same white, making the straps feel more three dimensional, while the left hand attendant’s footwear has changed colour, becoming a gold with white highlights.
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