Painting a Lace Dress

I spent most of the day today painting the lace dress for the Portrait of Lina in Lace. Last night I tried to find some tutorials with tips on painting lace and found there is not much on oil paint method and technique. Hopefully this blog will help the next artist paint a lace dress. The first layer of the dress was done loosely with oil paint thinned with turpenoid, The lights and darks of the body of the dress are placed to give volume and form to the figure. The skin on the light arm was painted. Some of the darks and lights on the skin are painted to give the arm volume. The dark arm is painted and little of the lace is visible in the darks. This is allowed to dry. The second layer of t

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