Proko-logo-transMasterpiece Painting Demo by Cornelia Hernes


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. She works from a live model and uses natural light. She starts with a color study to explore options and determine the composition. Cornelia will give a brief lesson on the Sight-Size Method, show how to properly use this classical technique, and introduce some useful tools to help with the method. She builds up the painting over 6 days and finishes with realistic rendering. This demo and lesson is a must-have for those wanting to see the entire process and workflow of a professional painter.

We’re so excited to release this new demo series. There are 2 versions. A shortened feature that will include Cornelia’s complete process from photoshoot to finished painting. We’ve cut down hours of footage into a shorter cut to deliver as much information as possible in the quickest amount of time. The other is a 18+ hours real-time version. The only things we cut out were breaks and long pauses so that you can learn from the raw experience. If there’s any portion of the painting that you want to see in detail as it really happened, it’s in this cut. You’ll have the full experience and appreciation of the time and effort that goes into a painting of this scale. If there’s a part of the painting that you want to see uncut, such as the eyes or hair, you can watch every mixture and brush stroke that Cornelia laid in the making of her masterpiece.

There’s something really poetic about the color that we use in paint because there’s pigments that come from different sources. Some of it is from the earth, some is stone, but it’s still something that is a three dimensional component. So the summary of a painting is not just the image, it’s also where the materials are sourced from.

– Cornelia Hernes

About Cornelia Hernes

Cornelia was born in Norway and was interested in drawing from a young age. She eventually began to pursue oil painting in her late teens was particularly interested in rendering the human form and emotive expressions through portraiture and mythological motifs. During Cornelia’s training at The Florence Academy of Art, she further developed a deep affection for the genres of still life, interiors and nature motifs.

Cornelia Hernes Painting of a Woman with Flowers

Cornelia’s Artwork

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a course?

Nope. It’s a demo. Unlike the courses which focus on a specific topic, the demo will provide you with an opportunity to watch a professional artist create a masterpiece from scratch.

Is there a free version of this demo?

This demo is only available for premium members who purchase the demo.

Can I download the videos?

Yup! Each video is downloadable as an mp4 file at 720p. Please don’t share the videos. Each purchase helps to create future videos like these.

Can I get this as a DVD?

Right now, I’m offering this as an online only demo.

Do I get access to all videos you make in the future?

No, this only includes the demo listed above. If the artist does another demo it won’t be included with this demo purchase.