Step 2: An unfortunately poor photograph but it doesn't matter . I used walnut alkyd and thinner to speed up drying time on the red umber so I was able to work on it a day later. after a bit more refining in the red umber I jumped into the "dead colour" phase , a simple close enough is good enough colour match and blocking in of basic shapes etc. its easy to see lack of detail and an unrefined look including a need to improve on the accuracy of Trisha's face . I still need to "make it more like". It is now that the painting actually starts.
OK!, what the heck! ill try to put this "study" on here as a step by step in the classical style . 11"by14" oil on board of Trisha. first step over the imprimatura im using old Holland red umber to draw the image and develop some values . When it drys a bit ill work the values some more.