Over the last few days I have been seeking ways to get new textures into my work to reduce some of the matte in the colour. I have been using watercolours as background texture for a while, but wanting to seek new ways to lift the detail in a way that I was happy with. I've tried this a lot in the past, but for some reason have never been happy with the outcome.
Whilst doing so I experimented with digital colour overlays and was very happy with this indigo version, which creates a 'delft blue' sort of effect. As soon as I saw it I knew it was the effect I needed to create a picture that's been in my head for a while. So that will be my next job.