I'm using the oil study from my previous post to create a finished work. I built the canvas (14" X 11") and transfered the drawing yesterday. The photos look terrible, but I'm actually really happy with this beginning. I noticed this with my last painting (The Mockingbird) that the golden tones get over-exposed in photos.
I'll be working on this all weekend and will finish it gradually with rubbed (frottis) layers. More progress to come..