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Practising Life Painting in Oils (Step by Step) #2

Continuing on from my previous post, here’s how my oil painting inspired by Luis Ricardo Falero’s witch paintings is progressing.

I decided to add some swirling clouds to the background. I probably should have sketched these in before I blocked in the background, but I didn’t think of it at the time, so never mind.

I’m working up what I’ve learned is called a grisaillewhich basically means working in monochrome, and then I’ll start glazing in colour over the top. I’ve not painted realistic skin colour in oil before, so I’m going to build up the colour in thin glazes diluted with linseed oil and turpentine.

There still more shading to be done and I haven’t worked on the hands much, but I need to let it the paint dry  before I carry on. And the sky needs some work of course.

Do you paint in monochrome and add colour later? Any tips on this, or on painting clouds?And how’s this looking? Any feedback is welcome and appreciated! ☺


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