Soot experiment IV - step II... Gauging the influence of brown!
I tried a second coat this afternoon, somewhat impatient about the impact of the brown underpainting...
I reminded myself that, in watercolor, raw umber and Prussian blue were a good combination in a monochromatic color scheme. All of sudden, I know that lips and eyes need to get bigger... and they will!
Note to self: "It dawned on me that soot in conjunction with brou de noix would make for a perfect underpainting."