I spent quite a bit of time painting this and pretty much tried to implement nearly every trick I know. I used a limited palette which I rarely do (cheated slightly with a couple things), tried using atmosphere to bring certain areas in and out of focus, contrasting, saturation point, texture, cool and warm etc etc, more that I cant remember at the moment. In particular as the painting grew I tried to make it a little more dynamic with some motion which is why I added the blood streak, a little blurring from motion on the scythe and the chains aswell. Something I need to practice more, if anyone has any tips on that would be appreciated :). Thanks.