A detail from "Kimberly with Roses" (in progress) 19 1/2" x 15 1/4" egg tempera on true gesso panel (click the image twice for a larger view)
When I work on a medium or large egg tempera portrait I like to establish it a section at a time. Later I'll go back and begin integrating and refining things more. Right now the background is still unpainted, but that will come into it later too. During the most recent painting sessions I focused most of my attention on the Indian wedding veil, particularly the large appliques with embroidery, beads, and sequins.