David Shevlino: An Oil Painting Demonstration Of A Young Boy
Renowned for his loose and direct paint and brush application, fine artist David Shevlino delivers a wonderful art tutorial here where he creates a life oils portrait of his son. His paint is put to the canvas in a quick and deliberate manner which at first almost suggests he is in a rush, this however is a deliberate technique which allows him to build undertones before going on to further detail and intricacies.
Shevlino mentions the importance of a good directional natural light source when taking on portraiture so in this particular painting he has used balanced daylight photo lamps as his source of consistent light. With this you can achieve a strong sense of contrasting light and dark tones and shadowing.
The oil painting used the colors burnt sienna, orange, white and darker hues like ultramarine for the darker areas. The painting was created over a 2 day period so he used a poppy seed oil medium to keep the oil paints wet and manipulable for the second day. His style is very unique and I personally love his work. I hope you enjoy.