Portrait Painting Tutorial | Make it Realistic

In this week’s portrait painting video we will be exploring realism. In this case we will refer to it as “classical realism” (Please don’t confuse this term with anything other than what I’m telling you). This means we will use a “classical” painting approach to create a “realistic” oil painting. Let’s remember the goal is here is never to copy a photograph. It is about interpreting visual information to create a painting.

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The materials used in this video are listed below,

Canvas: 11×14” Centurion OP DLX Deluxe Oil Primed Linen (This was my absolute favorite canvas)

Oil Paints:

Williamsburg- Flake White
Winsor & Newton- Titanium White
Gamblin- Alizarin Crimson Permanent
Winsor & Newton- Cadmium Red Medium
Gamblin- Yellow Ochre
Winsor & Newton- Ultramarine Blue
Winsor & Newton- Ivory Black

Mineral Spirits: Mona Lisa brand
Painting Medium: Gamblin Neo-Megilp

Brushes Used:
Master’s Touch size 6 filbert bristle synthetic mix (the drawing brush)
Master’s Touch Size 1 Round and 0 Round (the tiny orange brush)
Princeton Summit 2 Round 6100R (the green one)
Master’s Touch Size 6 Flat Bristle Brush and 4 filbert
Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Size 4 Filbert


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