Palette Knife Painting Time Lapse

I have always loved the striking textures and unique way that oil paint mixes when applied to the canvas with a palette knife, so I decided to give it a go and experiment in this portrait of one of the working girls from Casa de la Noche, a bordello that was active here in San Miguel in the last century.

Here is the original photo I was working from.

Casa de la Noche Lady

 

Or to be clear, I used my nascent skills in PhotoShop (I know, I should have learned it 10 years ago!) to adjust the colors in the above photo so that I could choose a combination I liked without wasting real paint.

Here’s the color animation that I created to help me choose my palette:

 

Once I saw the color combination I liked best, I simply pause my video and used these colors for my palette knife painting.

What do you like better, the oil painted version or the digital art? Comment below!

Also, stay tuned for some exciting insider art announcements for those interested in taking classes in San Miguel! There’s a Studio Antonelli exclusive coming your way soon.

 

 

 

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