Here is the finished secondary opaque underpainting in raw umber. I have taken care to allow some of the warm burnt umber ground to show in the darker mid-tones and shadows. I usually paint this stage a few tones darker than it should be as I have found that subsequent lighter opaques sit more pleasingly. Once I have underpainted the drapery, I will begin making decisions about colour. I feel that it is important to have a solid tonal base before applying colour. Separating the challenges of tone and colour makes things simpler.
I have also resolved the wash underpainting of this piece. I have used burnt umber Alkyd paint for its quick drying properties. I will begin the opaque underpainting in burnt umber and titanium white artist quality oils.