Re: how to paint freckles with oil paints
Forgot to mention that if you want the image to appear realistic, flick the juicy paint, onto a paint surface that is not dry, but wet. Then, after the solvent evaporates, take a very soft mop brush, and lightly tap the image. This way the small paint dots will blend to the underpainting, and appear to be more fused. The last thing you will want will be a splatter look, like the person stood in front of a fan, and had colored liquid blown on their face. The same thing with stars, or snowflakes, etc. They shoud be lightly blended, so they don't look like the painting was on the floor, and the artist messed it up, while cleaning a brush. This really only takes minutes, and should not be over thought. Less is better, and really only a couple of quick flicks. Then, get a small round, and go back and define a couple, of freckles, to vary them, and provide a bit of contrast. If you can add a drop of medium with larch turpentine, that will help, but isn't necessary.