Stage 3: Painting the ears and hair. Since I still had enough paint for her skin color on my palette, I did not have to be concerned about matching the ears to her face. (I keep my glass palette in the freezer in between sessions which keeps the paint from drying out.) For the background I mixed a light, creamy green which I will possibly change as the painting continues. Looking at this on the computer screen I already see things that need to be adjusted. Its always so hard to stop.