I’m very happy with the crucifixion image but unfortunately I’ve lost the vibrancy of the background.
Last night I did a lot of work on that background and when I put my brushes down I was happy with the result. However, after the paint dried overnight, I found the finish was not as good as it had seemed. It was very patchy. I made the mistake of adding a cheaper acrylic medium to my paint to increase transparency, but it has given the surface a dull and cloudy appearance.
Note to self: stop using cheap materials.