(*August 11: Just a little more progress, so I've added another copy of the image.)
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"Kimberly With Roses," 19 1/2" x 15 1/4", egg tempera in progress on true gesso panel
Another look at the portrait after more work on the face, the hairline and portions of the hair.
In egg tempera painting, many thin translucent layers of paint in alternating warm and cool tones are juxtaposed to gradually solidify forms and build luminosity as it goes forth.