I am currently working on a large portrait of a family of 4 on canvas size 24 x 36" Unfortunately, I have never met the subjects....they are friends of my Uncle and he wanted me to paint a portrait of them to be a Christmas gift this year. The photo I have, I enlarged to an 8 x 10. Although it is clear, it is still hard for me to make them come "alive" per say. They are siting on a large rock next to a beach with huge boulders and rocks behind them. My problem is that the background seems to take away from their faces. I have toned it down considerably with grays, but it still needs to be faded. I want to try scumbling. White paint will have to be the color to use. I use Titanium White. Is this OK? or should I use another type of white? Any suggestions from anyone.
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