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Stephen Lursen Art — portrait tutorial

Step by step, mixed media portrait painting

Stephen Lursen portrait tutorial stephen lursen

Step by step, mixed media portrait painting

I just finished a new project and I would love to walk you through my steps to the final painting. I started off with a blank, new, primed, white, 8"x10" canvas.  I looked for a scrapbook paper that I really liked for an easy background.  Once I found the right scrapbook paper for me, I collaged it onto the canvas and cut away the excess paper. Next step was to print off a predetermined photograph on standard printer paper.  I turned the color photo to black and white so that I could determine for myself what the colors would be....

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