Oil Portrait Painting – Dry Brush Technique on Canvas Instead of Paper

Some years ago, I ran into a phenomenal technique for oil portrait painting called dry brush, drybrush or drybrushing and so forth. This technique was created and developed in Russia in the ’80s. Street portrait artists uses this technique to successfully produce photo-realistic portraits. The basic technique consists of loading a “touch” of oil on […]

Dry Brush Portrait Painting

The reason for this rather strange title is that when I look at a dry brush piece I always think about how the medium became so popular. No, it doesn’t have a long history such as oil paintings and charcoal sketches. In fact, it only really struck the attention of artists in the 1980’s. More […]