So, the Verdaccio stage is coming along pretty good. Over all, I'm fairly happy with it. I just continued to work on balancing out the values and have started to address bringing up the highest values according to my guess of where the painting will sit once the glaze has been applied. I'll need to work on the hands and the edges over all in the next 2 classes. I also added some darker background values to match her up to the relationship I see when looking at our model and to delineate some of the compositional notes. Here's where it sits so far:
There is one major disappointment with the class thats developed and that is that Adrian will need to leave the country for a few weeks so the last 2 classes will finish up once he returns. Since I am visiting Los Angeles from NYC it means I will miss these 2 classes because of the need to return for work. For the painting... it means with some planning I can finish the Verdaccio but and do the final glaze. I will not be able to paint in the robe and background in the time that I have. That's not the end of the world for me. I will have accomplished what I came to learn.