Much more successful "water" in this one than the previous one where it doesn't come across at all. And definitely a ton more than the other one which was so bad it didn't even get posted. Progress! I tried something very different with the approach to this painting since the entire greyscale (except the hair) was done on one layer. it was interesting trying to retroactively paint the vague BG elements behind her. I think that added to the more "painterly" way it looks since none of the elements are separate and they can accidentally interact with each other in interesting ways.