Demonstration of portrait painting with oils

By Danny Green

 

Danny Green, a Guild member, gave a facinating and inspiring demonstration of portrait painting.

Some photos of the demonstration are shown below.

Danny started drawing directly with the brush with no apparent measurement of lengths or angles. Masses of tone were then added and more detail gradually added together with a rough background using the colours already available on his palette to provide overall harmony.

The model

The model's jumper and more background added and the facial features refined - particularly the eyes.

The completed demonstration mounted in a frame

The face in detail