One thing I discovered is that to use the process I'm about to illustrate, yellow is not one of my choices in that it's not transparent enough. Also I discovered that oranges and reds--in fact any warm color--tends to look to the eye as within the range of normal flesh tones, even though the colors used are much stronger. I found cool colors to be especially effective for these moods.
But for this first one, I began to document one based on magenta.
The first step is to establish a black background in acrylic and, after drying, apply pure white where the unidirectional light is shining.
Do you have any idea how long it might have taken me to get here by another path and how much muddier my boots might have been?
The only colors used in this painting were black, magenta, and white.
I plan on an initial series of five using magenta (this one), red-violet,blue green, blue, and violet, so I hope you'll stay tuned.