Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Val - oil on canvas - approx 25cm x 38cm

Val has kindly consented to be the model for the current portrait painting classes I'm conducting at Port Adelaide. This sketch portrait was started on Sunday using just three colours plus white.
When you limit your palette to ultramarine blue, cadmium red deep and yellow ochre plus titanium white to paint an entire painting it certainly concentrates the mind. It forces you to be careful about colour selection and mixing and is a good excercise to provide mixing experience. I finally got some time last night to finish it.

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