I have reworked so many old paintings lately that to start a new painting today with a bare piece of paper is a novelty. This is a piece of Wallis with ochre gesso that has been in my flat file for a couple years. Today I applied a thin oil-paint foundation based on the composition in my reference photo. Here it is, on my easel drying. I'll post the finished painting soon. By the way, the Kodak color bar and grayscale go into every photo I take of my work to make sure the color is correct. But, after including it here, I decided the color looked OK and is not critical anyway since this isn't a finished piece.