Portrait Painting

Thought I would try my hand at portrait painting in oils. It’s been years since my last oil painting, and even longer since my last portrait, so it was a fun blast from the past for me. Nancy was brave enough to sit for it, and the results came out okay, more of a learning experience for me.

I premixed the colors on my palette first, then proceeded to blog them in general shapes before working details. Made the whole process more consistent and methodical but a bit more boring as well, so that by the time I got towards the end I was happy to just leave it gestural rather than try to make it really detailed and realistic.
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