Bad way first. I was adding the "blush" to Jesus' cheek when this happened:
The green splotch kind of pointed at by Mary's fingertips is where the layers of flesh color paint lifted right off as I tried to fix an overdo of blush.
I had to walk away from the icon and let it dry some before repairing it.
You can't even tell I made a mistake!
And here's Helena's at the end of the day.
The next is the good way: We are almost done! Next is the halos: gold leaf and red edging! Lots of prayers involved for that.