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OK last week I played around with using a wash on a picture (the apple and pitcher one). I was impressed how it worked. Well one problem I have been having with my portraits is shadows. So I thought I'd try putting in a shadow using a wash on a finished portrait. What do you think? A wash can't be used until the picture is pretty dry or else it just smears all the colors, but I'm thinking I like the effect.
 

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I never thought I could do a portrait. I was always told they are hard. Well like anything with practice it gets easier and better. So far I think I've done 12 portraits and only have three that I feel are worth keeping. There are lots of tutorials on the internet. That's where I'm getting the 'how to's' to do it. People on this forum have helped a lot with giving good suggestions. Here are two of my favorite portrait tutorials.
http://www.paintingportraittips.com/techniques/

http://emptyeasel.com/2013/09/16/ho...hotographs-a-step-by-step-oil-paint-tutorial/

Thank you for the generous compliment. It means a lot to me.
 
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