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)
- Fredrix blue label ultra smooth canvas 18×24
- Webers permalba black
- Weber permalba white
- Liquin fine detail
The following are base sets to get started if you don’t have oil paints at all. Either set is a great start!
- Winsor & Newton Winton Color oil paint
- Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Paint
- Mona Lisa Brush Tank
- Mona Lisa Odorless Paint thinner
- The Masters Brush Cleaner
- Masterson Artist Palette
- Viva Paper Towels
- Mop Brush
- I recommend the 12 pack on these I also used a #4 liner brush and two #8 filberts, both synthetic hog hair and a few stiff round brushes.
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
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