For my second attempt with oil painting I want to try to make a copy of "Giuditta e Oloferne", a great Caravaggio's piece.
This time I don't want to follow the Caravaggio's approach but I want to use the Flemish way: grisaille and velaturas.
here some pics
Mdf 80x60 primed with homemade ground Vinavil+Chalk+water+titanium white: 7 coats for a smooth surface.
Drawing with a soft graphite pencil, then covered the draw with a coat of ground very thinned whit water (to seal the drawing)
Toned surface with a mix of Burnt Sienna and Umber
Then I started grisaille with a mix of Mars Black+Cobalt blue hue (just to cool it a bit) and titanium white
begin with deep darks
Now middle tones and lights...
I'm using a medium made by Gamblin Galkyd+Linseed oil (Galkyd dries too fast)
So, what do you think about??
Critiques, questions, observations, etc, are welcome