The Rainbow Method

Julia Ogden showed us how to paint an acrylic portrait in a very unusual way. We were asked to bring a canvas or paper ready painted in YELLOW with the image pencilled on. We added lilac for all the shadows and continued with red for any warm tones we could see. Now we added green to our lilac and then used white to make corrections and to set highlights. With a small brush we used blue to paint in the details of the eyes and any lines. A brown watery wash finished the work.

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