en PROFESSIONAL COURSES impressionism paint this reclining figure in oil or acrylic 5/5 (1)

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Learn Impressionism techniques by creating this reclining figure painting. For total beginner through advanced painters.


Quick introduction on me as an artist, concepts of Impressionism, and foundational art techniques that we'll use during this painting.

Here you will find the downloadable resources needed for this painting course: The reference photo that we will use for the painting, as well as a version overlaid with a simple grid.The image of my c ...

Here we do a preliminary drawing study in charcoal. This step enables us to study the drawing and values of our subject, and discover any problem areas while it's still this quick initial sketch, ...

Here I perform the underpainting, and discuss how it relates to the Preliminary Drawing Study we just did. I discuss the simplified color palette we use during this stage. Also a bonus explanation on ...

Here's a brief tutorial on how to clean your palette and brushes, since I had so many students who asked me how to do this. Apparently it's one of those basic things that some art instructo ...

Here we have our full color palette, and we begin blocking in the figure, starting with the dress and upper body.

Continuing with the figure, we do the legs and work on the face.

We're able to finish the figure, and add the environment and fabric of the couch.

Here we summarize the entire painting process, from charcoal sketch to the last brush stroke. We also touch again on several concepts utilized during the painting.