Portrait of a Man

I am happy to show this portrait of our school model. This one was very difficult as the man was moving a lot. In the late afternoon he became very sleepy and his head kept falling down :). The model didn´t wish to be photographed. However, I  am happy with the likeness achieved. See my step-by-step photos below.

Portrait of a Man, oil on canvas board, 35cm x 45cm, © 2015 Petra Terslova

Portrait of a Man, oil on canvas board, 35cm x 45cm, © 2015 Petra Terslova

 

Step 1: Initial drawing with a brush.

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Step 2: Establishing warm and cool areas and working in big shapes of thin paint. I tried a modern limited palette consiting of

  • Indian Yellow
  • Permanent Rose
  • Olive Green
  • Titanium White

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Step 3: Breaking down the big shapes and using more paint.

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Step 4: finishing the painting with more detail and thicker paint.??????????????

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