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One-Step or Two-Step?
I'm sure it also makes a difference if you're using acrylics or oils.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on March 16, 2015
This "techy" topic on painting is quite interesting.
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 16, 2015
Amazing I have never know this, even though I have always been interesting in art. Your talent is amazing.
By: Tabor on March 16, 2015
Soooo....how does Paint By Numbers fit in? Seriously, verrryy interesting. I didn't know these things.
By: Al Penwasser on March 16, 2015
quite interesting! i've never heard of/tried the first technique.
By: TexWisGirl on March 16, 2015
Maybe this explains, in part, the artists and scientists being more interested than ever in taking x-rays and scans of old art, to see what's underneath. But i know little about art, so there may be other, more important reasons, too.
By: mimi on March 16, 2015
Where are the numbers?
By: Cranky on March 16, 2015
Something else I never knew!!
By: fishducky on March 16, 2015
You really are good. I knew of neither technique but will now be looking for them. Thank you.
By: Arkansas Patti on March 16, 2015
Very interesting. I realize that I've used the underpainting method when I took a class in using pastels. She didn't give a name to it, and I didn't know what the heck I was doing, but it was kinda cool. Most of my work was lousy, but I created one portrait I proudly framed.
By: Robyn Engel on March 16, 2015
Now this is one interesting post. As a completely non artistic type, with paint , it fascinates me how portraits are done and why.
By: red on March 16, 2015
Love the portrait of your son. Bold.
By: Bouncin Barb on March 16, 2015
I prefer the method you used for CJ's portrait! Gorgeous!
By: Kathe W. on March 16, 2015
Fun art lesson!
By: Tom Sightings on March 16, 2015
I would pick you first for my team in a game of Pictionary!
By: Val on March 16, 2015
I had no idea there were two ways to go about this. Thanks for enlightening us!
By: Pixel Peeper on March 16, 2015
Fascinating, professor. I'd like to hear your views on techniques with watercolors.
By: Catalyst on March 16, 2015
Whoa! That squint thing works - that was freaky!
By: The Bug on March 16, 2015
beautiful work. i can't paint a portrait to save my life! i could do with charcoal or pencil but just don't know how to use colours.
By: JJ on March 17, 2015
I had no idea! I love your portrait of your son, and can't believe you did it so quickly. I'd like to learn to paint a bit, but I need to clear some time and space first. Not even sure where or how to begin.
By: Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma on March 17, 2015
A very interesting post Steve, in fact a fascinating post!
By: John on March 17, 2015
never took to painting myself.
By: Ellen Abbott on March 17, 2015
A fascinating travelogue of the work of the Artist. Few people talk about watercolor. I've heard it's very difficult, and I know nothing about whether it's a serious medium or not.
By: Michael Manning on March 17, 2015
I do a lot of things well, but drawing and painting are not among them. My wife on the other hand, is a really good artist. I sometimes sit amazed at her work. R
By: Rick Watson on March 18, 2015
I have my own one-step method....the artist hands me my picture, and I hand him money. Or is that two steps? DOH! :)
By: Scott Park on March 18, 2015
Wow! Why have I not been to your site till today? I love art, I dabble in art, but you are an actual artist. I'm a fool with a lot of art supplies.
By: Cherdo on March 18, 2015
I wish I had had you as an art teacher. I was never "taught" any kind of painting technique. This is fascinating.
By: Mitchell is Moving on March 20, 2015
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