The figure studies are done in two sessions. I keep modifying the technique, as I am always evolving 'how' I do these paintings. Most recently I've been starting by toning the canvas with a yellow earth (ochre)and wiping out the lights, then adding a red earth (sienna) to model the shadows in the underpainting. The following week, I have to decide how much of the underpainting should show through. In this case I kept it fairly transparent. I like to see the brush strokes in a painting.
Oil on canvas board
14" X 18"