Step by step – oil painting – Old rasta man (Ronald)

The finished painting

Monochrome underpainting in burnt umberI pay attention to the general placement of the head and the relation of the various features

Underpainting

Adding colorI observe the colors on the face: it’s a cool color scheme. I paint patches of colors and not objects. Basic color mix: burnt umber, alizarin crimson, white. Light: I add orange and white. Darks: I add ultramarine and more burnt umber. I grey out when needed with a mix of black, white and ochre or use a premixed medium gray.

Adding Color

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