Composing a Narrative Self-portrait Painting (2/2) | Demonstration by Melisa Calabria | The Cave of Apelles

Composing a Narrative Self-portrait Painting (2/2) | Demonstration by Melisa Calabria

Melisa Calabria continues working on her composition using her colleague Kristine Onsrud and herself for the same figure, and she gives insightful advice on use of color.

In this video you will learn about:

  • Why you establish proportions, placement and value before color
  • How to work from memory after the model has left
  • Painting hair in “patches”
  • Making the facial expression correct according to the action
  • Why you should use color from the figure in the background
  • The purpose of neutralizing the background
  • Nerdrum’s advice on color

 

Filmed and edited by Bork S. Nerdrum
Featuring Melisa Calabria, Jan-Ove Tuv & Kristine Onsrud
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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"