After yesterday's post I retried the same image, this time dropping in guide lines with a transfer using white Saral and a laser printed image. The Saral left a seemingly uncontrollable line, either heavy and solid or nothing at all, leaving me to erase most of what I put down. I think a red ochre handmade transfer paper is worth a try.
I am working from Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Ginevra d'Benci. Yesterday I mistakenly labeled it as egg tempera. The National Gallery states this is oil on panel.
Most students in my egg tempera workshop selected portraits. I had no interest, that is until now. I have a plan to rework this portrait into one of my lovely niece Bethany. Exciting stuff!