Today was the first day of my Oil Portrait Workshop at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, my last workshop of the 2013 calendar year. After a brief introduction, I spent the day explaining and demonstrating my procedure for the wash-in, the painting’s foundation layer (see above). My mantra: work large to small.
Below you can see the steps I took:
For the next two days my lucky students will be working on their wash-ins. On Thursday, I’ll attempt my first color layer.
Until next time…