Monday, December 10, 2012

16 x 20 inch portrait in oil

I have been wanting to try a portrait for some time now and have been watching demos on how to do a portrait using the flemish technique.  After the drawing is made on the canvas a first layer of paint if put on very thinly with burnt umber.  This layer is just to get the values correct.  The second layer, which is what I have started on here is called the dead layer and is basically a grey scale, fine tuning the values once again.  I will do another layer of grey scale and then start in on the colors.  This is a very different technique for me as I usually start right in with the colors but it is good to try something different.  Hopefully I won't make a complete mess of it. 

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