8 x 10
oils on canvas panel
Update: I've added this better image now that some of the shine from the oil has diminished. This is truer to colour and value of the original, though still a little light.
I've finished the final glazing and touches on this piece and am calling it done. Well I may still tweak that left hand curler a little more, but aside from that I'm not touching it. Because there is fresh oil on it, its difficult to get a decent photo, but this may be close enough for now. Its a little darker and browner in real life.
Although a grisaille is usually the underpainting for a colour piece, I'm leaving this one alone as I like the sepia-like colour. I used burnt umber for the base with some titanium white then glazed with Transparent Oxide Brown which I adore. It adds such warmth to a piece.
I used poppyseed oil and a little turps for the final glaze then softened the strokes with a broad fan brush. It needs to dry and sit for a few days, meanwhile onto a new piece.