The portrait of our school model, Barry, is based on limited pallette of just two colours. I used Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue. Titanium White helped me create a variety of tones. These colours worked very well as the Burnt Sienna is a warm colour and Ultramarine Blue cools everything down. I haven´t manage to finish the background yet. However, I might leave the edges unfinished as they somehow create an interesting “frame” of the portrait.
Although I can´t share with you the photo of Barry I can say responsibly that I got his likeness quite well. Feel free to see my step-by-step images below.
Barry, oil on canvas board, 50 cm x 60 cm, © 2015 Petra Terslova