Here is a wonderful step by step portrait painting demonstration in oils done in the classical style. This is only part one of the demonstration. At the time of this post, part 2 has not yet been created. Please subscribe to the artists youtube channel here to be notified when part 2 has been published. Enjoy!
In this week’s portrait painting video we are going to keep it classical. We will start off with a charcoal drawing directly onto our canvas, go over that with pastel pencil, and then create an underpainting. This is a very relaxing way of working, and it’s also an “old master” style approach. Now, I’m not trying to perfectly copy the photograph, nor am I claiming that any old master actually painted like this. This is purely aimed at guiding you through an “old master” inspired painting demonstration.
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The materials used in this video are listed below,
Canvas: 11×14″ Cotton Canvas Acrylic Primed (toned with burnt umber oil paint a week or so before filming)
Winsor & Newton- Titanium White
Plaza Brand- Raw Umber
Mineral Spirits: Mona Lisa brand
Charcoal: Nitram Fusain Round
Pastel Pencil: Faber-Castel Burnt Umber
Princeton Summit 2 Round 6100R (the green one)
Master’s Touch Size 6 Flat Bristle Brush and 4 filbert
Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Size 4 Filbert