Underpainting is Finished

I have completed the underpainting phase of this project. A good day!

Verdaccio-41

The completed under painting.

Having completed the underpainting I am now able to commence the dead color layer. This is the first layer of color added to an indirect painting.

I will first work on the background, still-life arrangements and costumes. Working into the flesh last.

I always follow Holbein’s methods of painting when I work on this group portrait.