How To Paint Ears in oils – Daria Callie

How to paint ears “alla prima” with oil colors. In this video Daria Callie shows her process to paint an ear. 


In this painting demo I show how I paint an ear with oils.

Materials used:

• Oil paints – Nevskaya palitra
Colors: Burnt umber, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red and Titanium White.
(I have a color-mixing video where I explain how I premix my palette – )
In addition I have a couple of colors that I use sometimes: Ivory Black, Celestial Blue and Cobalt Violet Deep.
• Acrylic primer
• Paper 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches) 280gsm
• Paint thinner (odorless mineral spirits)
• Medium (stand linseed oil)
• Brushes – Detail brushes & Filbert synthetic brushes of different sizes
• Glass palettes (homemade)
• Palette knife (from a local art-store)
• Paper towels (or tissues that I use to wipe the brushes)

REAL-TIME PAINTING VIDEOS, TUTORIALS and other helpful materials:

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Music: Paperchaser “Perception by degrees”


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