Art Lesson 51, Part 3
Discover How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch
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Finishing a Portrait with Impressionistic Brush Strokes
For the red-brown color we are mixing the following oil paints: English Red, Burnt Sienna and Alizarin Crimson. You should be aware that Alizarin Crimson is a deep and intensive color, so apply it carefully. At the same time this color looks very attractive, exactly what we need. The pupils of the eyes are cold almost black and the irises are also of a cold tone with a lighter color.
We’re also making the nose and the nostrils detailed.
Using the colors we’re shaping the wings of the nose, and the border between the light and shadow. The border between the light and shadow is always darker than the shadow. This is the rule. You can do whatever you like with this rule! In this case the border between the light and shadow was intentionally made darker.
You don’t need to follow everything you see, you may paint whatever you know and feel, improvising as you move forward. This is the way of your individual artistic vision.