I used lots of transparent glazes on this painting. To make my glazes I use Golden fluid acrylics and mix with my matte medium. I can control the amount of saturation using this method. I can get washes with just the barest hint of color, so I can apply layers and layers, building up the darker areas. Sometimes I like to work quickly, boldly, and sometimes, like today, I like to take my time and watch the image emerge.