The last set of photos I posted from Chuck were of Philip and the Ethiopian, a Bible story from Acts chapter 8. He showed us what a flat looks like after he has grayscaled it and then what that same flat looks like after color is applied. As a reminder, he wrote:
I am an old school oil painter and unlike Greg, I have not learned new tricks (e.g. acrylics, which he uses to such stunning effect). The method is to first paint the whole figure in a grey scale, using raw umber and white mixed (except for flesh which is done using burnt umber and white). Before laying in the flesh tones themselves, I place a thin glaze of viridian over those burnt umber/white areas. One of the photos shows the green glaze stage.
Chuck also sent a pair of photos of his work on the Girl with the Pearl Earing. Again, the first photo shows us the piece done pre-shaded and pre-highlighted, and the second is the completed piece. I find these sorts of contributions very useful in learning how to paint.
Thanks again, Chuck.