Portrait Painting Tutorial | Breaking The Rules

In this week’s portrait painting video we break some rules. The goal is to show that it isn’t about knowing the rules to portrait painting, but rather knowing the principles behind the rules.

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The materials used in this video are listed below,

Canvas: 11×14” – Master’s Touch brand (I toned it with burnt umber oil paint a several days before starting the painting)

Painting Medium: Gamblin Neo-Megilp
Mineral Spirits: Mona Lisa Brand (used to clean brushes)

Oil Paints:

Rublev- Lead White
Winsor & Newton- Burnt Umber
Gamblin- Alizarin Crimson
Grumbacher- Cadmium Red
Gamblin- Yellow Ochre
Winsor & Newton-Sap Green
Gamblin-Ultramarine Blue
Winsor & Newton-Ivory Black

Brushes Used:

Master’s Touch Size 1 Round and 0 Round (the tiny brush)
Plaza Montgomery Size 1 Round
Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Size 4 Filbert


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