The coolest thing about oil paint is that you can paint over other paintings "ad infinitum". Here are the steps (below):
This is a practice portrait that I did awhile back. It's nothing that I won't miss...so I'm painting over it.
I'm using a limited palette of Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, White and Raw Sienna. I put the general shapes in with Burnt Sienna.
I paint the sky in as one big shape and place warm and cool colors to describe the trees.
Keeping everything super-simple, I add colors/shapes for the building structure and the road.
I leave parts of the original darks exposed and add some indication of the roof and some fence posts. I finish the trees with some additional brushwork. The original "dude" is completely obliterated---mission accomplished!
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Grange Hall, oil on 9x12 canvas panel
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