Since I've been exploring the Zorn Palette via the Online Watts Atelier, it seems that a good photo reference might be enough to get in some portrait practice. So I used one of their photos (part of an online lesson).
This lesson is done with an umber under painting and then painted in color with 'yup, you guessed it' the Zorn Palette.
|Burnt Umber Portrait Underpainting|
Burnt umber is, IMHO, a harsh color, and not a favorite of mine. I could have done more to refine this under painting, but I sometimes get impatient and move ahead if I anticipate learning something new. The resulting color study (painted over the under painting) was quite pleasant to do.
|Portrait using the Zorn Palette|
9x12 Oil on Canvas Sheet
Yes, I believe I'm going to try another soon... ;o)