Figure and Portrait Drawing & Painting Lessons
painting demonstration in oil on a 12 x 9" canvas
paint with traditional flake white. Because of the
small size of this painting, I mix a little Permalba ( a titanium / zinc white mix) with the flake white
to make it more opaque. I also add a little walnut
oil to make the paint more buttery.
completed the painting this session. Obviously I
did more work on the
but the most sensitive careful work was once again done
on the back where I softened form and modified shadows.
I did not use a blender at all today. All brushwork
was either with a filbert hogs bristle brush or a pointed
mixed up a background color that differed only slightly
from the color in the background in stage two, added enough
oil to make it lie down and behave a little like enamel,
and painted the background again with a fairly large filbert
bristle brush. A pretty good brush rule of thumb
is to find the largest brush for the job, and then put
it aside and use an even larger brush.
I took a deep breath, signed my name, and slapped on a frame.
took photos of this painting-in-progress with my digital
camera in daylight. Due to natural light fluctuations,
each photo differs slightly. Also, your monitor
might distort the color further. If what you see
looks pretty punk, kindly cut me some slack. The
color and values in the original painting look very good
to our team of experts* here at William Whitaker, Inc.
pizza delivery man, the furnace repair man and my wife
By William Whitaker
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