Female Study with Limited Oils Palette

This female study was executed with oils on a 16″ x 20″ canvas using a limited palette of Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Terra Rosa, Burnt Umber and French Ultramarine. The method was colorito on a toned canvas (as used by Titian), meaning that there were no preliminary drawings as in the disegno method (as used by Da Vinci). It was just paint onto the blank surface. As a result, it was painted quickly: only 6 hours from start to finish.