After a wipeout, when I placed the head too low on the board, I then got off to a good start, initially finding the overall shape.
I then went in again to find more definition. There is no discernable reason for opting to go the underpainting route, I got out brush and paint and started, not a lot of thought involved at all.
I know I want to make a good job of this, having obtained permission from the owner of this fine profile, to paint it. L.W. Roth, of Out on a Limb fame, is also painting this portrait of herself. Thanks, Linda, the photo is magnificent.