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Foundations Collection 2022 (27) INTRO

Your digital alla prima foundation layer

What you'll get:

  • 1) zipped file containing 27 high resolution backgrounds (jpg sRGB color space)
  • 1) zipped file containing 3 - 8" x 11" sized reference guides

This mostly neutral palette collection provides a fractured, waxy base to heavy painting interpretations such as direct style paintings (also known as Alla Prima). They're also a unique texture overlay to classically blended backgrounds. Brayed, thick cold wax, abstract breaks, textured impressions, this collection is deliciously layered and lusciously rich in depth. If you require more bokeh, simply add a blur of choice in your edit (such as Adobe Photoshop).  

These high resolution jpg files are sized at a minimum of 4500 pixels on the small edge perfect for large portraits. Whether you are looking for a full background replacement, added texture, or a unique clone source in your digital painting, this Collection has endless possibilities.

Please note portrait examples with subjects are not included in the download.

 Original release August 20, 2022

Portrait reference by Karen Willis Holmes using simple Adobe Photoshop layering and minimal masking.

Original portrait by Belise Wilcox

Portrait reference by Alex Shaw

Portrait reference by Hanen Souhail

Portrait reference by Christopher Campbell

Portrait reference by Andrey-Zvyagintsev seen adding Gaussian blur and noise in Adobe Photoshop CC 2022