Ly Chhun  on


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Flemish Master Painting Techniques taught by Andrew Conklin

Study the methods of van Eyck and Rubens to create radiant, jewel-like paintings!

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Category Painting
Subject Portrait
Material Acrylic Paint
Style Realist
Ly Chhun  on

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Acrylic painting from reference photo. Glazing technique used. Zinc white was used for mixing skin tones. I am finding that it is drying "pasty". I minded the theory of lighting to help with the skin tones to arrive at likeness. Although this was done in acrylic, I welcome any feedback on the portrait itself. Thank you.

Ly Chhun  on

Is the piece for sale? No

Ly Chhun  on

Excellent subject and very well captured. I hope you don't mind me saying but, I think it would have looked better without the 'sofa & curtains' in the background, as it distracts the eye from the beautiful subjects. Maybe a two-tone colour soft background would really make the subjects 'pop' right out? What do you think? Keep painting!!

10/24/2014 Flag

Looking at it now, yes, I do agree. I already gave it to my sister as a gift and she is loving it :). This was my first up close portrait. I got really excited and didn't plan too much when painting it. I will definitely keep painting! Thank you again.

10/29/2014 Flag

Yes! Keep painting!

01/19/2015 Flag

You are an amazing artisit!

04/29/2015 Flag

Thank you very much.

05/02/2015 Flag

Fantastic, Ly! You are a very talented artist! May I ask, (as I am going to try this course using Acrylics) which acrylic colours did you use for your painting? Thank you!

07/25/2015 Flag

Thank you! Mostly the following colours. I was experimenting on canvas so didn't note anything down. Golden acrylics: Burnt umber, ultramarine blue, naples yellow, burnt sienna, raw sienna, zinc white(for mixing), titanium white(highlights), cadmium red and Windsor newton prime rose. happy painting!

07/27/2015 Flag