In the fall 2007 issue of Watercolor, Johnnie Liliedahl discussed Old Master approaches that help her students understand the basics of oil painting. Here, we present a demonstration for her painting Lady in White.
Reference: A photograph of a model who posed for this portrait painting demonstration.
Step 1: Liliedahl’s drawing of the model on a toned canvas.
Step 2: The grisaille underpainting of the model.
The Completed Demonstration: Lady in White 2005, oil, 30 x 24. Collection the artist.