I’m about to start a big painting and I want the skin to appear to be in the moonlight, so I’ve done this colour study to see if a different technique will work. On a burnt umber imprimatura (coloured ground) I’ve done a grisaille, which you can still see in the face. Then I worked in skin colour and hair on top of that. I don’t like it. This ain’t gonna work. Good thing I did a colour study first before digging into the final painting!