This video "Portrait Painting From Life by Alex Tzavaras" demonstrates one method artists use to produce portraits, particularly in oils. It is called Alla Prima where the painting is completed in one sitting.
Oils are typically used due to the time that they rema...
The primary meaning of “medium” in portraits is the type of ‘paint’ used to produce the painting. However, the medium can extend beyond paint to cover pencil, crayon, pastels, ink, computer generated art, fabrics and many other types of exotic materials.
I have completed a commissioned portrait of a young girl. Must admit it was a challenge, not just because of her hair falling across her face, but the scale of her features and the subtle glazing required to achieve depth.
I have just added a page to the site which is a simple guide to commissioning artwork It is not exhaustive or comprehensive, but it is aimed at people who have not done this before and may be daunted by the process.
I hope it is of interest and I welcome comments on ho...
Major difference is that I have used my studio lighting set up with DLSR Camera on a tripod instead of my mobile phone camera. However, a layer of glazes has been added more or less across the whole painting to enrich and warm the colours.
For many new painters it can be seen as quite a change moving from acrylics to oils and there are plenty of stories about how difficult the change can be, how expensive they are and the potential health risks of working with them.