Morgan Weistling has a four DVD set in which he walks the viewer through his entire process for painting one of his complete works, this one called HOMEWORK. Morgan's technique emphasizes painting with tiny tiles of color. Mixing a bit, checking the value and temperature, and then applying it in the right place. Color is less important than the previous variables. I am following along with the video virtually brush stroke by brush stroke which is very time consuming but I think well worth it. This is the loose, painterly style that I have been hoping to achieve someday. I have about 15 hours in the painting so far and am about 3/4 finished with the second disk. I will post more progress as I go. The face still needs work, especially the bottom half but I am really enjoying this and loving the painterly, rich textured look.
This is what the painting should look like when finished.