Tag: self-portrait

Underpainting for a verdaccio self-portrait. Oils on stretched canvas, 40x40 cm

Verdaccio portrait, the underpainting

I am currently experimenting a portrait technique used by the Old Masters, called verdaccio. Basically it consists of an underpainting in tones of green (Terra Verde) serving to locate and render the highlights and shadows of the portrait in the most accurate manner, over which it would be applied the […]