This beautiful animal was painted using the same palette and techniques that I described yesterday. Any white on the painting was added last and when the previous layer was almost dry. I find this prevents a muddy appearance which is particularly easy to achieve if you are using thin veils of transparent colour. I had blamed the paint for this, but I have now bought one tube of every "type" of white available and each one is completely competent at reducing my painting to mud. The common denominator in all this has become unavoidable..