I am working on a new series of portraits for January.
The process I am use is to create a monochromatic underpainting before applying the identifiable skin tones. The work is from photo references, due to time and space restraints.
Recent oil painting progress…
The underpainting was created using burnt umber and mineral spirits.
Once the underpainting is dry to the touch I can begin putting other colors onto the canvas.
Final painting 12X16″ Oil on Canvas – “Joe #2”