Friday, January 8, 2010
Painting with Oils
Just a quick post today. I recently put the finishing touches on the face in my latest portrait. You'll have to excuse the glare to the left and center.
I think I'm finally starting to settle with a painting technique I'm happy with. After I rough in the painting I apply thin layers and then accent tones with a coarse brush on the wet paint. You can see the effect better in the unfinished* painting below. It's a scan of an old piece I scraped down and repainted a few months back. I had hoped to post the whole image one day, if I'd just get around to finishing it. I haven't even put the epaulets on Col. Mustard yet!
*unfinished: this is how I escape saying I didn't catch the mistakes.