In this series we will be making a pet portrait in oils. In this session we will be using halftones to develop smaller forms, while adjusting and enhancing the colours.
- Brushes (one medium and two small)
- Solvent (mineral spirits etc.)
- Linseed Oil
- Palette Cup
- Titanium White
- Ivory Black
- Burnt Umber
- Raw Umber
- Cadmium Red
- Cadmium Yellow
- Begin by seeing if there are any colours that are a bit (too dull perhaps).
- If there are, mix up new colours and test them, once you’re happy you can use these colours as you develop the smaller forms (killing two birds with one stone).
- Develop the forms using a smaller brush and mixing up halftones (more values between the shadows and lights)
- Work your way around the chosen area (in my case I focused on the head).
- Look for all the medium and smaller forms, once they’re in place you can leave the piece to dry.