Thanks very much. It was meant to be a traditional image, and started off with a tri-colour underpainting. I agonized over where to go next with it for a long time, and it didn't move. Then, one day, I was angry. Really quite pissed-off about something, in fact. And out came the reds, and that afternoon it was over. It was done. Whew. I needed that.
Thanks very much! She actually evolved from a very traditional flesh tones painting that was overworked and going nowhere over a long period of time. Then one day I was angry and out came the reds and fury, and she was done. Lava, indeed!