I just started a self portrait.
I'm about four hours into it including the drawing (but not the canvas prep...yuck).
Here is the Palette I'll be using.
It's organized and based on a palette that can be found in Parker's "The Painter in Oil". If you don't have a copy of that book, you probably should get one. From left to right the colors are:
Cadmium Red Light
Naples Yellow (which I'm going to run out of soon)
Cadmium Yellow Deep
The two little satellite colors are:
Cadmium Orange and Transparent White (which is to quote Randall Cabe, "Completely useless.")
I'll be using Winsor Newton Oil Medium and Gamblin Galkyd as my mediums. A word to the wise, don't use Liquin for anything. I tried using it in the background on Tommy's portrait and had to use A LOT of varnish to make the paint look even slightly deep and shiny.
Here's hoping this one goes smooth and steady.
High on Medium and Turp,
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