Here is a painting that I've been working on for a long time. I'm still not entirely happy with it. The halo is painted with a mixture of linseed oil and "gold" powdered pigment. It's too "flat" in an un-flattering way, so I'm thinking about leafing over it. Also, I think I'm going to repaint the dress in red and seriously modify the background to correct the paintings questionable composition. On the upside, I still really like the red wings.