A common question I get asked is “if you can paint a portrait if all you have is craft paint”.

My answer is “sure you can”, as long as you don’t have unrealistic expectations, such as painting a portrait like the old masters :).

In this video lesson, I’m going to show you how “I” chose the colours to use for painting portraits using DecoArt Americana Acrylics and if you’ve taken my “7 Day Colour Mixing Course and Challenge” this will be a great refresher for you.

Here is a list of the paints I used in making the colour wheel:

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints

  • Primary Blue – DA200
  • Ultramarine Blue – DA225
  • Alizarin Crimson – DA179
  • Napthol Red – DA104
  • Primary Yellow – DA201
  • Cadmium Yellow – DA010
  • True Ochre – DA143
  • Raw Sienna – DA093
  • Traditional Burnt Sienna – DA223
  • Traditional Burnt Umber – DA221
  • Raw Umber – DA130
  • Soft Black – DA155
  • Snow (Titanium) White – DA01

Using a Different Type of Paint for Painting Portraits?

What did you think?

What specific things are you struggling with when it comes to painting faces?  please comment below.