Applying my color to the canvas

After sealing the charcoal with fixative, I set to work using a heavy gel medium to layer in my brush texture.  Once that dried, I applied my acrylic washes to give myself a base color, that unifying blue-green seen in everything throughout the piece.  From there, I’ve started my dry-brush and the layering of my color on top of the gel medium.  This stage is taking longer than usual for me as I’ve always kept a much more limited palette.