The Architect

Title: The Architect
Size: 12″ x 8″
Medium: Oil on Canvas

This portrait was painted wet on wet.
I like to paint my portraits using this technique as I quite enjoy the looseness and freedom it gives, I think it prevents the portrait from becoming too stiff or over-detailed.
I painted the majority of this portrait in one sitting, coming back to it the following day with a fresh perspective and made any adjustments that I thought were needed.
There was no under-painting or sketch for this one it was painted directly onto a canvas that had an almost transparent wash of well thinned down Raw Umber and paint thinner.
The colours used were Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Titanium White and Yellow Ochre.

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