Detail of Male Study with Limited Oils Palette

This male 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). This is a detail of the upper body.