This past class I started in on the main Verdaccio. I actually got a lot accomplished. Enough that in the next class I should be able to finish laying in and be able to spend the rest of the day and next few classes fine tuning. The "color" we are laying in is actually just a warm color (sinopia) and a cool (chrome oxide green) color that I spoke of in the color study phase. These colors are relative complements and allow us to model the form in chroma as well as value but in a way that is less complicated than full color:
This layer will optically interact with the glazed layer that will follow to produce a full color flesh tone. The interesting thing is that if you get the values correct and really get the form to turn correctly it reads as correct skin tone even though it's missing small parts of the spectrum. This just goes to prove how important value is above everything else for things to read as "realistic" in a painting. I found this really interesting and is something for me to think about. As I stated in my previous post- The shadows under the hand, chin and behind the ear, the flower and hair are all painted full color direct method.