How to paint a portrait in oil paint. Summary of the long video.

How to paint a portrait in oil paint. Summary of the long video.


although I start with an under
painting my technique is based on the alla prima
technique. I’m looking for that fresh, single, strong
brushstrokes rather dan the glazing technique. I take my time the real painting of the portrait in oil starts tomorrow, so at ease I can do the underpainting. A small window that enables me to concentrate on the colours that I gonna make. I take some oxide green, chromium oxide green and once again I have a look. and after finishing the first layer of the hair I blend with my fingers the
hairline to connect later with the background. I need a lighter and a cooler hue so I add
white and mauve, In my portraits almost always I I want to draw a maximum attention to
the eyes. So I ty to make that zone the most active place in the painting. How? Noticed that there is no paint on my
brush. I’m pretty sure that chaos on your
palette, and chaos in your hand is a reflection
of the chaos in your head. On the lower lip I want to settle the
round form and I add a touch of red. I have retarded a long time, But now it’s here: pure white
for the highlights on the eyes. These are the key part in the painting
that bring alive the person. And I want the red of the colour of the shirt that I painted yesterday, comes shining through.

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