When painting portraits, I believe that there is not one silver bullet method that will result to a great painting but many. Each portrait is unique and will require different methods or nuances of one method to accomplish the task. Continue reading “Painting the Calvinist”
A color study is a mini painting done quickly and loosely for practice and exploration of different color options before painting your actual piece. Continue reading “Making a Color Study”
Tributes are ways to honor individuals that had an enormous impact on our lives. It can be done in many ways but I chose to do it primarily through my artworks. Continue reading “New Project – The Tribute Series”
Formal studies on oil painting can be very expensive. Even with some online painting courses. I believe education doesn’t have to be expensive for you to get a better understanding of how to paint in oil. In fact there are good resources out there for free. All you need is to be taught with the essentials for free. So I listed here some of the good resources online that I’ve really benefited from. Continue reading “Free Resources : Oil Portrait Painting Essentials”
Alla Prima or Wet-on-wet on painting is a great method to study color quickly specially when dealing from life. It also gives freedom to the artist to apply paint boldly while avoiding details and just focusing on major shapes and composition. It is so to speak an artist’s vacation from stressful detailed painting. Here are some paintings I did in Alla prima.
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