As I have been experimenting with oils recently, I thought I would photograph the steps on this one to help my viewer understand the process. Experimenting with something new always stretches an artist.
Stage 1 – an underpainting loosely done in acrylic, followed by clear gesso
Stage 2 – Blocking in with the oils
Stage 3 – Starting to refine the shapes and edges
And now, because it is oil, I must wait for it to dry before applying the next layers. It will have many glazes yet to enrich the colors and values. I will post the final image once it is finished.