The Moment was finally dry enough to photograph today... there is a lot of paint on this one! Also, I must say, downloading the image to Blogger has made the image appear more gold overall causing the reds to appear less vivid and the background less deep and clear than they actually are. I tried several things with no success, hopefully you can get the idea...
This was an great image to paint that allowed for energetic and large brushstrokes with lots of color. Working things out on the study first really made my job easier here.. the light source and pallet were already resolved , cutting down the "think" time and helped The Moment become an alla prima painting.