Oh my… What big teeth you have.

Both eyes detail_SlatemStudio above_Slatem_WMMy painting space in my lounge.FInal portrait_SlatemFinal painting. “Oh My…”. Oil on canvas. 29.5 x 42.5 cmRight eye detail_SlatemLeft eye detail

Oh my… What big teeth you have.

Perhaps not the most impressive painting ever, but I had the urge play with my large collection of paint brushes and fill the room with the smells of oil paint and turps again. This was more a practice than anything as I had a canvas to use which I’d painted over in burnt umber to hide the previous failed painting from earlier this year. I wanted to see what it’s like painting over such a heavy base coat. Not very easy it turns out, far too dark, especially for such a light skin over coat.

I chose an advert out a glossy mag to practice portraiture some more, biggest mistake was choosing one with visible teeth… don’t do it, especially if she has a huge gap. Fail, but at least the photos make this painting look more presentable haha.

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