Basic Oil Painting Techniques : How to Make a Thumbnail Sketch for an Oil Painting

Basic Oil Painting Techniques : How to Make a Thumbnail Sketch for an Oil Painting


On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Vince
Fazio and I’m here to talk to you from the Sedona Art Center about one session oil paintings.
So the thumbnail sketch I’m familiarizing myself with the situation and how it might
translate into shapes of light and dark. I’m looking at the gesture of the figure, and
I’m kind of anticipating what this might… what colors I might use. What’s important in a thumbnail sketch is
that this is not really something for the public to see; it’s a personal kind of quick
look at what’s going on. What’s the essence of the composition? Okay, and just that gives
me the idea of how light is moving through this composition.

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