Portrait Painting Tutorial | The CHEAPEST Palette EVER – Real Time

In this week’s portrait painting video let’s explore a very affordable color palette. This palette is a modification of the Zorn palette.

Zorn Palette: Lead White, Cadmium Red, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black

Cheapest Palette: Titanium White, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black

Now, the major difference is in the white. With titanium white it only takes a tiny bit to raise the value exponentially. It can be used in place of lead white with appropriate mixing. The venetian red is a dulled down version of cadmium red (in my opinion), but it does create wonderful warm tones.

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The materials used in this video are listed below,

Canvas: 11×14” Cotton canvas toned with burnt umber oil paint (the tone was allowed to dry over the span of a few weeks prior to this video)

Oil Paints:

Winsor & Newton- Titanium White
Winsor & Newton- Venetian Red
Gamblin- Yellow Ochre
Winsor & Newton- Ivory Black

Mineral Spirits: Mona Lisa brand

Charcoal: Nitram Fusain Charcoal

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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