Sunday, March 1, 2009

A traditional method of painting a portrait 3

The monochromatic underpainting being completed, I now start to apply colour. Initially, this is done with a series of glazes, transparent washes of colour laid over and modifying the cool tones already established.

For this I use a mixture of Dammar varnish, stand oil and turpentine.
The colour of the shirt is quickly blocked in also.
The next stage is to build up the texture of the skin with more solid pigment and impasto.

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