Well...here's my Civil War painting. I love parts of it, other parts I just want to start over. I used two different kinds of paint: water soluble oils and acrylics. The oils gave me more than a few fits!
I did photograph some of my steps. Here's what I have:
Sketched, base coated and blocked in.
Hair, skin, shading and a few details.
Little better, still much missing.
No smoke, yet. I never really liked the foliage.
Smoke added, but still not crazy about the foliage. SO, I "fixed" it below.