1980 Acrylic, I have another one in a green jumpsuit somewhere.
1985 Water Color
1996 This is after painting a sunset in Huelo.
I was still wearing painting jumpsuits back then.
1997 Acrylic, In Nihiku, Tom Booth's studio.
1999 Acrylic painting canefields in Lahaina, Maui.
Water Color, left, painted with vermillion genuine Naples yellow and vine black,
on the right, painted with 3 primary colors, Magenta, Yellow and Cyan, 2005
Painted face with white, red oxide and ultramarine blue only, 2007
Mirror Self Portrait, Don Jusko, born 5-20-1941, 11"x15", Oil, #981, 11-1-11
TIP: Alcohol on will remove dried oil paint. Alcohol will also dissolve the dry water-based acrylics on your palette or on your painting, the acrylic paints harden again upon drying. Alcohol dries faster than water so you have another tool. Another water-based paint is Cera Colla Wax Soap emulsion, new window. It's made by emulsifying wax and ammonia with heat. Ammonia or water are the two ways to either dissolve, remove or paint with either the cara cola wax paint or acrylics. Alcohol is good for cleaning the heel of brushes but it destroys paints. You can bring back a brush-full of that acrylic color that just dried out on your palette with ammonia.
Another water-based medium is Fresco, new window. You can use alcohol as lime water to lock in a pigment in a fresco, not that you would want to. Too much alcohol will melt the lime.
The last medium I want to paint a portrait in is wet skim non-fat milk and dry skim non-fat milk powder and stand oil or sun dried linseed oil . Both are made to the same consistency and mixed oil2:3non-fat milk. This mix is combined with tube oil paint, 1:1. It sets in the same time frame as water and no solvent is needed.
Instead, I painted another self portraid in acrylics the same size as the last one, 11x15, 9-13-15, called "Self Portraid 2 Lights 9-13-15 #1007". It's warm light from the left and cool light from the right.
With the head level:
It's warm light from the left and cool light from the right.
Matess did a complementary/opposition self portraid with green and red pigments,
the set of colors that Newton proposed.
That's the yellow-red-blue set of primaries and it doesn't work with nature.
This last portrait was done with 3 primary colors only, I think.
To get the correct amounts of color use printers transparent yellow, magenta and cyan plates.
The "correct triad and complementary-opposition" colorwheel that uses yellow, magenta and cyan pigments is the colorwheel.htm
Painting Maui On Location
NEXT Two Color Portrait, meonchalk.htm