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Oil on canvas portrait technique-page2

I used burnt umber for the mixture of Liquin ,turpentine and paint on my wife’s painting. When this wash dried I applied oil paint on the peaks of the canvas using a dry brush technique. 152 more words


Grisaille of my nephew

I painted a grisaille portrait of my nephew this weekend, which will be the underpainting for the finished color portrait. I plan on glazing the colors for this one and… 11 more words

Grisaille of Mike

I’ve been slowly working on an oil portrait of my husband, Mike. Here’s the grisaille underpainting. When this is dry, I’ll start apply color, using the Zorn limited palette (ivory black, titanium white, yellow ochre, and cadmium red light).

Alla Prima Process

Alla prima paintings are completed in one sitting.  When I paint a portrait this way, I draw with my brush, minding the spacial relationships between features.   66 more words


A portrait of Jack. Oil on composition board 14x18"

This portrait was painted from a live model at the Victorian Artists Society Friday Group. 

Oil Portraiture, Part 2

Time to paint up from the grisaille! (see Oil Portraiture, Part 1). Thin layers of oil mixed with medium (I used Galkyd to speed up drying) were glazed on, color by color. 144 more words

Oil Portrait Summer School 2017

This popular 6 week course is due to start on Tuesday 6th June and ends on 11th July

Working from 2 models, each for 3 weeks gives the optimum opportunity to complete an in depth portrait using this lovely and versatile medium. 126 more words

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