This is the current state of an oil on linen monochromatic underpainting of a Bosc Pear. I will add color this week. It is (11x14") and is a commission for a client who saw an old study of mine posted years ago and requested a larger version of it. You never know what the web Gods of yesterday will yield, I was so pleased to have this request and the opportunity to visit this old friend of a painting. I usually will do a small study before going up in size, in this case, it simply took five years to do so...it will be fun to see how the painter I am today differs from the result of this same image from five years ago. Anyhoot, here below is the first steps in how I created this underpainting to this point.