Poem, Untitled II am a wyrding mist, on the clotteddark of this night.I am a veil which covers thedivot, the eaves and the upper-shallows of collar-bones.I am the sigh one breatheswhen over-full.
Portrait Painting in OilsTraditional ArtHello there, it's a great pleasure to share with you my thoughts and approach to portrait painting. Either you are a begginner, an intermediate or more advanced, I hope you find this article useful and inspiring to some degree. Besides, portraits seldom give us a break, right? Defining Alla PrimaIn this tutorial we will explore the alla prima approach. So, what is "alla prima"? Alla prima is an Italian term meaning at first attempt. In other words it's a direct, wet on wet painting method, using one layer of paint. If the scale allows it then the painting is done before the paint starts to dry. If it's a large painting then you're forced to paint it in parts in the same manner.Now, this is one way to do it but it doesn't mean it's the only way or the best way to go with it. But no matter our approach we have to be disciplined. So let's try some of that!