If I were a painter
My knife’s edge would glimmer with life
And lost in a canvass of white
Its spectre would carve
A palette of shadows:
Burnt umber will blend with your soul,
Through darkness will seek earthly light
Enthral in my chase
Time’s quickening tempo.
This poem was inspired by Sergey Gusev’s portrait painting tutorial “How To Paint Like Old Masters.”
In this video tutorial I will show how to paint a man’s portrait using colours of old painters: ochre, umber, ultramarine and white.
I am using a knife only. I blend colours on the palette and paint the portrait using my palette knifes of different sizes,
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