Instead of lovely smooth skin, I have this ugly blotchy look. Will try to smooth it out and tie everything together. I am being very timid with this painting, feeling my way as I paint - stopping often to step back and look. Don't you just love the blossom smack dab in the middle of his forehead? *big grin* Happily I have the drawing so can do another if I'm not pleased with this one at the end. That does help me to feel freer to experiment a little and make mistakes and corrections.
I have added Pthalo Blue and Pthalo Green to the palette to create the darker hair. These are very staining color and am mixing them with P. Alizarin Crimson and sometimes the TYO and TRO to get a variety of color in the hair.