Getting on quite nicely, but painting very intermittent due to too many other commitments! I do hope I complete it in good time.
I decided to keep the colour palette simple: Cadmium deep yellow, Cadmium red, Hooker’s Green, Phthalo sapphire blue (this is a new one, and very nice), Sepia brown, and Titanium white. I will also use Neutral tint and Shadow tint.
The orange dotted lines in the second picture will be covered over with shell gold. I have read recently that the shell gold shows up much better if it is laid over an orange or red background – so I hope it works. The earthquake lines are a very rough indicator, so please do not use the drawing as a reference map!
Here are another few progress pictures, but please note that these are just quick photographs so some of the lines are a bit wonky, whereas in reality they are not, and the colours are a bit wrong too. But I think it is still possible to appreciate what is going on.
I used Sepia for the motif and pattern outlines, although it looks black on [my] screen. It is actually a very dark greeny-brown.