Painting tips for hair

‪#‎paintingtip‬ The trick to hair is to not try and paint every hair but to look at the depths and highlights to 'suggest' hair. The eye fills in the rest and you perceive hair but it still has the life of a painting rather than a copy of a photograph. And to be honest, hair makes me sweat every time. Concentration to the power of infinity, drawing on every bit of experience I have. It takes a lot of practice before it becomes less intimidating.

Then to work the hair into the background, keep the paint wet (alla prima- this is why I love oil paint) allowing some blending to occur but not letting the blend go muddy. Of course there are a mountain of ways you can address this edge problem. This is just the way I prefer. Happy painting 💙

(Close up) Work in progress for  for the Anomie Belle album release show at Modern Eden opening August 5th. See my events page for more details.

(Close up) Work in progress for  for the Anomie Belle album release show at Modern Eden opening August 5th. See my events page for more details.