Thursday, July 14, 2011
Last week's Lobenberg acrylic portrait workshop
< I painted this in acrylic on an 11 inch by 14 inch non-white canvas. I was showing my workshop students how you start with a BIG flat brush and paint in the mid value flesh color. After that is dry (about 12 minutes),the darks and lights are painted in. You need not even come close to painting in the final hues that you see on the face, because at this stage you are only interested in establishing the basic features and darks and lights. Once you are satisfied that you have established a likeness, you can then start refining the facial hues and features. This final portrait is about 75% complete. The only thing left to do is to refine the facial hues and features just a wee bit more. The entire painting was done with flat brushes.