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Commissioned Oil Portraits from Old family Photos

Learn to paint an oil portrait or commission Clina Polloni to paint one of your family.

“My father had a small and faded photo of our Great-Grandfather. From this photo and every thing my father told me, I painted his portrait, scanned it and printed on canvas. Now every member of our family has this painting for generations to come.”

My Great-Grandfather Portrait

My Great-Grandfather Portrait

Instructions and Progression:

  1. Draw the person from the old photo.
  2. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of raw sienna and pale pink in acrylics because they dry faster. With raw sienna continue your defining the features of the face. The under paint is very important because you are drawing with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting. The imprimaturais an initial stain of color painted on the canvas. It provides a transparent, toned ground, which will allow light falling onto the painting to reflect through the paint layers.
  3. Using oils, paint the background.
  4. Using oils start painting the skin, blending light and shade to the color of the skin. Paint the features of the face, putting emphasis in the expression of the eyes.
  5. Paint eyebrows, hair and clothes.
  6. Sign your work of art.

Canvas: 11″x14″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Raw Sienna
  5. Burnt Sienna
  6. Venetian Red
  7. Van Dyck Brown
  8. Burnt Umber
  9. Raw Umber
  10. Cadmium Orange
  11. Cadmium Red Light
  12. Alizarin Crimson
  13. Cobalt Blue
  14. Sap Green
  15. Ivory Black
Ginger Grandmother

Ginger Grandmother

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent, from the finest 0 to 6.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
Plastic plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette.

For the next painting: “I was commissioned by my friend Ginger to paint an oil portrait of her grand mother from an old photo.”

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Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery:
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.
Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.

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