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Test strips and portrait painting.

Test strips and portrait painting.

Portrait painting is often difficult enough, so why not make it easier where possible? Working from photographs, it´s a good idea to use test strips. It is a perfect tool to mix the right colour and value.

I would emphasize this maxim for beginners: Control first freedom later.Read more

Sweet lies and portrait painting.

Sweet lies and portrait painting.

Most people have no experience of posing for a portrait. In a commissioned portrait, it is important that the model shows off his best side. He or she should give me something that I can give back in the painting. Usually I am able to get a satisfactory photograph of the person. (As you know, for commissioned portraits I use photographic sources.) Read more

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