In this painting lesson, I’m going to show you how I layer and glaze my paint over a black and white underpainting to create a realistic portrait. I’ve got tips and techniques that will help improve your portrait painting skills even if you’re a beginner to oil painting!

Oil Painting Livestream – first layer of glazing 

Oil Painting Livestream – final details on this portrait

Supplies used: (amazon affiliate links)

The following are base sets to get started if you don’t have oil paints at all. Either set is a great start!

Paint Colors Used:
Winsor & Newton Artists’
Bright Red, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Davy’s Gray, Burnt Umber, ultramarine Blue, zinc white, Sap Green, Olive Green, Brown Ochre
Weber’s Permalba black and white
Grumbacher Alizarin Purple (the color I call Magenta)

Beginners guide to oil painting

How I varnish my oil paintings 

How to use a liner brush

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