It began with me messing about with 3 colours of paint - that ombre thing of shading colours which is all the rage at the moment might have influenced me? Whatever, it was fun using water to try and get the colours to blend seamlessly - acrylics tend to resist doing that. I added the thoughtful lady just because I like her - Modigliani again, I do love his work. The people he paints seem so human and fallible somehow?
The art word and the numbers are just because they looked nice, and then I wrote on top with the chisel end of a black Promarker - I find they work pretty well over paint, though not everything does. At some stage I also tried rubbing gesso on with my finger, but didn't much like the effect - it looked better in the You Tube video I watched.
You can see above and below the difference between the basic letters and the finished ones - its a doodly kind of process thickening them up and extending the feet. For the finer detail I change to a Pilot drawing pen - I have them in various nib thicknesses.