How to OIL PAINT a PORTRAIT - Alla Prima, Step-by-Step

Finally, a clear-cut explanation of the Alla Prima oil painting technique! This step-by-step oil painting tutorial shows you how to oil paint a portrait from life, wet-on-wet and in one sitting.

Follow along as I outline seven steps to painting a realistic Alla Prima oil painting portrait. Yes, there's an Alla Prima oil painting demonstration. And, here's a fun fact -- the subject for this oil painting demo is my mom!

So, in this step-by-step oil painting lesson, you'll learn things like the benefits of starting with an underpainting, why I prefer painting on a toned canvas, why to put color everywhere vs paint one section at a time, how to use value markers, how and why to liven up your brushstrokes (hint: it's one of the characteristics of the Alla Prima oil painting technique) and much more.

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CREDITS:

Artist, Producer, Editing - Don Stewart (https://donstewart.com)

Model - Nightingale

Intro Music - Don Stewart

Music Used with Permission

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