I painted the figures first with a little pyrrol orange and hansa yellow mixed together. A quick way to get in the folds of the fabric is to drop in some darker pigment while the previous layer is still wet. In this case, I added some pyrrol orange mixed with a neutral tint.
The background of the photograph is relatively dark and you can use that to cut around the figures to create negative shapes for the figures. I’ve also done that for some of the objects in the background.
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