Hello from cool & rainy southern Florida. It's been pouring since I arrived yesterday morning. I can't believe I've been wearing a sweatshirt! Hoping for sunny skies soon!
An Art Appetizer for you:
Featured Artist - Ben Lustenhouwer
Lustenhouwer is another gifted artist who has shared his talents by producing a number of wonderful YouTube oil painting tutorial videos with many great insights for painting portraits.
One of the interesting techniques he uses to determine the right skin tone on various parts of the face is to take a white sheet of paper with a small square cut into it. He then places it over the photograph he is using to isolate a color before mixing it. Great tip.
|the color against the white helps you see the correct color|
In this video (time 10:37) Lustenhouwer shows how to start a portrait painting:
In this video (time 2:57), he adds color to the portrait.