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Portrait painting: keep distance.

Portrait painting: keep distance.

Last week I wrote about the importance of squinting and of stepping back. I also said that most students know this already, but few really do it. Yet it is essential that you keep distance from your canvas, especially in portrait painting.Read more

Portrait painting and values.

Portrait painting and values.

For many students the importance of values is a difficult concept. And yet it is a one of the main pillars on which a good painting is based.

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There are hundreds of colours to create, but there are not many more than nine values.Read more

Not always portraits

Not always portraits

Chelva, la playeta

Chelva, la playeta

Lately I have not been accepting every portrait commission. I want to have more time to try other things, which I never had the opportunity to do. It is a new chapter for me.Read more

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