Artist's Palette

A Portrait of Ross

Since being introduced to Genesis paints three years ago, I’ve used no other medium. I found the simplicity of achieving subtle blending (required in my style of portrait painting) a surprise and joy which I take full advantage of.

I don’t use China brushes, preferring to work with Taklon because of the delicacy of the work I do – however, this is very much an individual choice.

For this particular project my palette consisted of basic Genesis colours which allowed me to produce any hue I required. Genesis doesn’t vary in tonal

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