Painting a Portrait in Oil

When it comes to applying paint to canvas, there are many different approaches that an artist can choose in order to achieve the final result. Many of these decisions often depend on an artist’s particular way of thinking, the subject matter, the medium being used, etc. Here’s a short time-lapse video of one approach to painting a portrait in oil. This painting was a preliminary study for a commissioned portrait, giving the client a good idea of what I had in mind as one of the options when choosing which pose to paint for the final portrait.

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