Verdaccio 5

The latest work on the project has been to refine the details in the painting. I have worked on the pearls, the folds in the costumes, hands and faces. I used Holbein’s drawings of some of the people in this group to help me refine the portraits.

The still life objects and animals have also been refined.

I have only the two indistinct portraits in the background to finalize. Once that is done, I can put the stamp of ‘completed’ on this stage and move into color.

The lemur.

The lemur.

The lemur refined.

The lemur refined.

Cecily More Heron, Margaret More Roper

Cecily More Heron, Margaret More Roper

Cecily More Heron, Margaret More Roper refined

Cecily More Heron, Margaret More Roper refined.

Lady Alice More refined.

Lady Alice More refined.

Margaret More Roper refined.

Margaret More Roper refined.

John More, Henry Patenson refined.

John More, Henry Patenson refined.

Sir Thomas More refined.

Sir Thomas More refined.

Ann Cresacre refined.

Ann Cresacre refined.

John More refined.

John More refined.

The underpainting almost complete.

The underpainting almost complete.