Another update on the painting progression of the Palace Guard by Ludwig Deutsch. After the initial underpainting, it was time to add color and start working on the background. I have been working long hours, but I figured since the portrait of the little boy is currently drying it's a good time to push this painting as far as I can.
Regardless of what medium I paint, the progression goes from a monochromatic very loose work to more and more detail as the work continues. For me, every Old Master copy is an opportunity to learn about composition and color harmonies. I love seeing how everything slowly builds up and fits together.If you like to order a similar painting click the link below.