This Masterclass video shows a time lapse of 20+ hours of a self portrait oil painting from start to finish. Shown here is a general approach for tackling skin / flesh tones and water. Discussion is also made about compositional ideas and the importance of having a goal in mind when painting. The video shows basic glazing techniques used in oil paintings. Matt Elder is a commercial artist who works for a video games company, along with painting traditional oil paintings for private clients and dabbles in 3D. Please visit mattelder.com for additional video tutorials and/or portrait commissions.