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Portrait Painting from Life with Cornelia Hernes

November 25, 20190 Comments

Cornelia Hernes is a renowned classical realist painter and teacher from the Florence Academy of Art. In this Masterpiece Demo you get to watch as a professional artist creates a masterpiece from scratch. Cornelia will explain her palette, give tips for mixing color, understanding paint characteristics, types of brushes, solvents, and staining a fresh canvas. Cornelia will give a brief lesson on the Sight-Size Method, show how to properly use this classical technique, and take the painting to a realistic rendering.

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Rag Painting with Scott Flanders

October 31, 20190 Comments

Our Swamp Thing series comes to an end with an oil painting! Scott takes you on an exploratory art journey, trying to figure out his marks on the spot as he discovers the murky creature using a brush and sock. You’ll hear his struggles and see the painting go through many iterations as he narrates his thought process behind the painting.

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How to Make Digital Paintings Look Traditional

March 28, 20190 Comments

Take your digital painting skills to a new level! Learn about the tricks and techniques to make digital look traditional.

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This is Why I’m So Tired… (Painting Challenge)

December 18, 20180 Comments

This was a casual video, in my studio painting one of my teammates. I decided to make it as challenging as possible by painting portraits, in oil, from life, using crazy colored light bulbs, in under 30 minutes each. It was a challenge, but super fun and great practice. Learn some more tips about painting and share a few laughs.

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Getting Better Faster – Painting with 80/20 Rule

December 11, 20180 Comments

Many people struggle with not having enough time to draw. One way to get better faster is to maximize the efficiency of your practice sessions. Setting a time limit with quicksketch painting forces you to eliminate the insignificant and focus on the crucial.

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Skull Oil Painting 💀 Still Life from Start to Finish

October 24, 20181 Comment

Pavel Sokov is an oil painter and instructor who focuses on commissioned portraiture and figurative fine art. For this year’s Halloween episode, I asked him if he could film and narrate his process for setting up and painting a still life. To make it extra spooky he chose to paint a skull by candlelight. Enjoy!

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How to Mix the RIGHT COLORS with Aaron Westerberg

October 4, 20180 Comments

A little while ago I sat down with renowned painter Aaron Westerberg and talked with him about his color sketches. I just reposted a segment from that video because it really gives you some solid advice about mixing paint and avoiding muddy colors.

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Sketchbook Tour with Cesar Santos – How to Become a Living Master

March 1, 20182 Comments

Cesar Santos is an artist who isn’t afraid to blend different art philosophies together. His work reflects both classical and modern interpretations juxtaposed within one painting. Get an inside look into his sketchbook and have your mind blown by the quality of the work in his sketchbooks.

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Painting Flesh Tones – Tiling Method

February 8, 20182 Comments

Aaron Westerberg shows how he mixes flesh tones and uses the tiling method to paint the face. Flesh tones are usually misunderstood as a specific range of peaches and browns. But it’s unique to every painting depending on the environment and light. Greens and purples are skin tones too!

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How to Study Color – Sketch Tour with Aaron Westerberg

December 15, 20172 Comments

Aaron Westerberg has a strong passion for color. An important part of his process is painting color studies from a live model. In this video, Aaron shows us some of his color studies and drops a lot of knowledge.

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