A wonderful painting! It looks like you used the new Photoshop CS5 brushes with only opaque color. Did you also use a texture in the brushes?
Thanks a lot! No I still work with CS2. I used different brushes for the background:-hard round -soft round-and a full opaque pressure sensitive custom brush with textureI also worked in Lab color mode which is something new for me, but I love how the colors turned out in this one. I will do some more in this style for sure. :)