Advanced Portrait Painting - Video Course

Advanced Portrait Painting - Video Course

$ 330.00

Join Aloria Weaver & David Heskin for a deep dive into the practice of Oil Painting Portraiture.

Classical Realism with Aloria Weaver & David Heskin
Render life-like flesh and capture an accurate likeness through translucent layers of oil paint.

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Curriculum Overview
Drawing & Transfer
Underpainting & Overpainting
Color Logic & Mixing Strategies
Glazing & Layering
Perfecting Handmade Oil Mediums
Traditional & Modern Pigments

This is an Advanced Course. It is open to all levels, however a working knowledge of value relationships (darks to lights) and a solid drawing foundation are a must.  Practicing artists tend to gain the most out of our intensives. Wherever our students are on their art path, they will be able to use the hands-on knowledge in this course to expand their skills to new levels of understanding and comfort with the complex array of artist's materials that are available.

The process of indirect (layered) painting techniques will be explored from start to finish, adjusting the formulas of our mediums to suit each stage.  By de-mystifying traditional materials and mediums, a connection is made to the elemental sources from which oil painting supplies are sourced.

Students are encouraged to generate or research their own portrait reference material, ideally high resolution images that can be printed at the size of the painting. The overall size of the painting is up to each student.

As always, we will delve deeply into the properties and working characteristics of oil paint and oil painting mediums. 
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Students will be required to have a small selection of specific brushes, oil paints, mediums and panels. 

  • Panel (9x12", 11x14", 12x16" or 16x20")
  • Brushes: A small selection of sable or synthetic sable brushes in filberts, rounds & goat hair mops, plus at least one fine liner for inking.  A flat soft, synthetic/sable glazing brush 1.5"-2".
  • Charcoal: vine (not pencils) & sand paper for sharpening
  • Ink: India or other shellac-based / waterproof ink
  • Oil colors:
    • Cremnitz (lead) White – PW1
      OR alternative Lithopone – PW5
    • Titanium White – PW6
    • Raw Umber – PBr7
    • Alizarin Crimson – PR83
    • Transparent Iron Oxide – PR101
    • Genuine Naples Yellow (lead antimonate) – PY41
      OR alternative Mars Yellow – PY42
    • Terre Verte Green – PG23
    • Ultramarine Blue – PB29
  • Mediums:
    • Sun-thickened linseed oil
    • Gum Spirits of Turpentine
    • Canada Balsam (optional)
  • Small jars for mixing oil mediums
  • Oil palette & palette knife
  • Small ceramic glazing dish (plate or shallow bowl)

Purchase our own handmade, sun-thickened linseed oil here

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