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Öde Nerdrum Paints a Portrait of a Woman on a Red Ground Using the Extended Apelles Palette (Pt. 2)

In this video you will learn about:

  • Advantages of a neutral background
  • Following nature before you improve it
  • Not getting caught in detail — honor the story
  • Direction of strokes: across the form
  • Painting as if you are trying to finish it today
  • Adding details to improve the whole and vice versa
  • How harmony is achieved with familiar colors


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Featuring Jikke Gruwel, Öde Nerdrum and Jan-Ove Tuv
Filmed and edited by Bork Nerdrum

Fergus Ryan
Shaun Roberts
Matthias Proy
Børge Moe
Eivind Josten

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"