So, here some conclusions on the process, regarding the portret painting :
1 Format . Of course we all different and have own preferences - I found that the large size of canvas liberate my strokes and motions .
2. More paint! I will never grow tired of repeating this simple truth - Paint with large amount of paint - massive blabs of paint. As soon as I rub the pain into a canvas my feel of happiness and meditation from creative process dissolving. Returning back to a happy oily dancing brush reenter my state of ecstatic happiness
3. Deliberate strokes - For canvas size 24x20 you must use brush 10 for 80% of the painting time - then slow down , and get smaller size of the brushes
4. There is no pure white anywhere , so use your sensible and subtle mixes
|"Gypsy" portret of Elena , 24x20 , oil on linen|
This portret is not for sale at the moment as I will show it at my 2 upcoming exhibits .
So in case you really want it - $ 3000.00