Beautifully illustrated guide offers portrait painters a wealth of detailed, practical advice and valuable insights on how to handle oil paint. Discusses drying time and basic techniques; planning, composing and lighting the portrait; oil sketching and drawing with pencil, charcoal, and chalk. Generously enhanced with over 120 illustrations, including 57 in full color.
Step 1. The canvas is toned with a rag that carries raw umber diluted with
turpentine. A clean comer of the rag wipes out the lighted area of the face, neck,
shoulder, and chest. Then the preliminary sketch is completed with raw umber.