Classical Methods (Glazing & Underpainting)

In this week’s portrait painting video we take another look at the classical techniques. We will start with an underpainting, then apply color (even glazing in some instances). The process is very relaxing when we give ourselves time to figure out the simple shapes & values before jumping into color.

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The materials used in this painting are listed below,


Oil Paints:

Titanium White – Gamblin
Burnt Umber- Winsor & Newton

Color Painting:
Lead White- Rublev
Raw Umber- Gamblin
Alizarin Crimson Permanent- Gamblin
Cadmium Red Medium- Gamblin
Cadmium Yellow Medium- Gamblin
Sap Green- Gamblin
Cobalt Teal-Gamblin
Ultramarine Blue-Gamblin
Ivory Black- Gamblin

9×12″ Cotton Canvas

Mineral Spirits-Mona Lisa

Master’s Touch Filber size 2
Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Filbert size 4
Jack Richeson Grey Matters size 4
Plaza Montgomery Round size 1


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