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The Classic Self-Portrait taught by Kerry Dunn

Join artist and teacher Kerry Dunn for a masterful overview of oil painting techniques as you create a classic self-portrait.

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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Portrait
Material Oil Paint
Style Impressionist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used the setup Kerry Dunn taught in his classic self portrait tutorial. I primed a piece of MDF with acrylic gesso. The MDF panel had been used in a previous painting as my palette so after cleaning all excess paint the tone that remained was kept as my base. My palette was cad lemon, cad yellow medium, cad red light, napthol red, permanent rose, ultramarine blue, pthalo turquoise and titanium white. I used burnt sienna thinned with gamsol and a touch of ultramarine blue to block in my head and my shadow shapes. I proceeded to work the light areas in my face and hair using medium values being careful not to use to much white. After applying the background I proceeded to work all my edges until I was satisfied with the image. The suggestion of my glasses were added last.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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This is really inspiring

12/25/2014 Flag

Thank you very much!

02/13/2015 Flag

Love the title! The way you lay down your colours is brilliant and so is the light that you've captured. Thanks for sharing a little of your process and the colours that you used for this piece.

01/25/2015 Flag

Thank you for your feedback! This one was a lot of fun to do.

02/13/2015 Flag

I wish I had a glorious beard to paint too! Well done.

02/08/2015 Flag

You can always borrow a friends or even a stranger. There are lot of beards out there these days. Thank you!

02/13/2015 Flag

Very cool....exciting color.very suggestive which really brings interest to the peice ...

03/07/2015 Flag

I just love this painting! Wonderful work and very inspiring.

04/20/2015 Flag