Sunday, August 31, 2014
I thought I would document my approach and thoughts on painting a portrait. In the initial stages, I usually sketch the portrait in with raw umber on a toned canvas. The toned canvas can be any warm color. In this instance, I used cadmium red diluted with mineral spirits. In the second half hour session I paint in the shadows and light areas.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Early Saturday morning, before I started teaching, I started this portrait. I toned the canvas with cadmium red and used raw umber, black, and cadmium red to start the painting. 1/2 hour in. I'll need a few more hours before completion--I hope