This is a project from when I was at Cobalt Studios. There, I was a student studying theatrical backdrop painting. Relative to most of what we did, this was small. But it was a good study for reproducing old master’s painting. Start with burnt umber and ultramarine and then layer in color once you have the warm and cool gray scale. At the time I had no idea how important this technique would be. Later I reproduced many works for movies. I’m sure some of them are floating around in prop houses still.