can i ask a question? do you apply the theory of color temperatures (e.g. warm light cool shadows) in this painting? if so, what temperature is the light ans shadow part in this painting? i really hope you can answer, thanks.
Hi tekkoontan, While I doing this painting, I really wasn't exactly following any strict color theory. All I knew was that this was going to be a day scene and her background would be mostly blue because of the water. That's a good reason to pump in some warm highlights to complement the blue tint of the bg.
Another important thing to keep in mind which is more important than tint, is the values. Notice her right side is casted under her shadow. This makes it a good idea to lightened the background behind that part for contrast and vice versa.
I really recommend reading JAmes Gurney's books "color and light" and "Imaginative Realism" for tips.