Sebastian Salvo Demonstrates How to Paint a Poetic Portrait (Pt. 3) | The Cave of Apelles

Sebastian Salvo Demonstrates How to Paint a Poetic Portrait (Pt. 3)

Jan-Ove Tuv observes as Sebastian Salvo continues painting on his portrait of Melisa Calabria.
Part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81rNI79vCRI
Part two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odoIdS9jS7U

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Topics discussed in this video include:

  • Finding mistakes by looking in the mirror
  • Skin should look like the inside of a shell
  • The pros of painting from live model
  • Forcing cold tones into the face
  • Painting something by not painting on it
  • Great contrast is not that great
  • Van Hoogstraten on colors being friends
  • Good ideas can come out of really bad ideas
  • Toning things down to enhance the focus
  • What to do when you are getting nowhere
  • Why not 95% black?

Video produced by Bork Nerdrum.

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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"