Oil Portraiture – Local Color Lay-In

Continuing with the variation on the theme for doing more refined work at the early stages, the local color lay-in this time is much more vibrant than the usual dead color we use. Part of this is the desire to get to later painting stage instruction, despite the time limitations of the class.

Model was running late, so only had around an hour and a half of sitting time, at least a half hour of which was mixing paint. So lots left unfinished, because of both less brush time and less mixing time (didn’t have time to whip up mixes for the hair or lips).

Local color lay-in
Local color lay-in

As always, we lose a bit of the drawing at this phase. Getting a little better at not completely wrecking it, though!

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