First of all the contours are drawn onto the canvas.
Then the finer details and shades are drawn.
In the first-step phase, the painting gets its first layer of high-grade oil paint.
In the next step, further details are painted.
With the next layer, the painting is finnished off. Here all details and shadings are painted most precisely.
The final acceptance test
After a painting has been finnished, our studio chief, Mr. Bergmann, checks each oil painting in person and only passes the painting into the framing studio and to despatch if he is satisfied with the result.
Old Masters' Paintings - Example
The painting "Leopold of Dessau and his Anna Liese" in finnished condition.
The painting in a half-finnished condition.
The painting in finnished condition on an easel.
The painting in finnished condition with the painter.