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‘Spring In Fall’ Oil Painting Instruction by master portrait painter


Ballerina In The Park

24×36″ oil on linen

I hand stretched  my favorite fine weave linen, toned the canvas and let dry for two days. Below is the result of my first paint layer. I kept the paint thin. The face is considerably smaller in this work than my last two because I wanted to depict her out stretched leg in a rectangular format  set back in a scene. The cheek pressed against her knee will pose additional challenges. When viewing a work at an early stage like this,  it takes alot of faith to believe that it will eventually turn into a beauty!

Initial Lay In