In my excitement to show you the finished product, I forgot that I was going to post the first phase of the painting. Starting with black gesso, I get the image onto the canvas.
Next I cover the rest of the white canvas with transparent paint, mixed and unmixed with other transparent colors. I don’t coat any particular color over the entire surface. At this stage it looks gaudy, bright and ugly. Much of this will be covered up but I do leave hints of it here and there.
Finally, I come in with opaque colors, covering up much of what was initially there. And here is the final piece (which was posted a few days ago).