Thursday, May 3, 2012

New developments!

I found an incredible new supplier of lapis lazuli pigment, Master Pigments, who grind their own pigment from raw stones and refine according to Cennino Cennini's formula. The paint made from this pigment is AMAZING! I repainted the sky and started cleaning up areas of the dress. I've added in vermillion shadings in the face as well. I'll clean up SO much more in the final version of the painting. I also have glazed in highlights on the chest and face with lead white. I'll continue to develop the painting as I go. I also have contracted with a master woodcarver to hand carve the frame! I should be getting a sample soon. I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I get the sample carving!


  1. It' Gorgeous.

    I'm so happy I stumbled on your blog. This is a fascinating project.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Aurora! Glad you're enjoying it!