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Aldo Auto Portrait

Saturday, 13 February 2016

workshop painting the figure and portrait 4-8th April, Villalier, France.

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Sam said...

Hi Aldo, Fantastic piece of work. I was just wondering, do you prepare the canvas yourself in some way or do you just paint directly on primed linen canvas?.

Best Regards,


aldo said...

Sam it is on oil primed linen. This canvas wasn't oil primed linen, so I put two coats of oil primer on first, then sketched loosely the main forms with diluted paint. Then painted directly starting with the man throwing the fish on the dock.

Unknown said...

Hi Again Aldo, I dont suppose you remember the palette you used for this painting?. Also for studio work, do you normally tone your canvas or do an underpainting?.

Best Wishes,