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12 Lessons (3h 50m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials and Canvas Toning

    • 3. Underpainting

    • 4. Color Lay In

    • 5. Big Form Modeling

    • 6. Describing the Planes

    • 7. Feature Handouts

    • 8. Painting the Eyes

    • 9. Refining with Glazes

    • 10. Construction of the Hands and Feet

    • 11. Painting the Hands and Feet

    • 12. Finishing Touches


About This Class

Have you felt drawn to oil painting but are unsure how to begin?  In this 3 hour and 45 minute class, New York based artist and teacher Kristy Gordon will take you through the stages to developing a painting of a baby in oils using photographic reference. You will learn how to select a good photo to work from, how to tone your canvas before you begin and how to use oil paints so that they're fun and easy. Kristy will walk you through measuring techniques that will ensure that you get accurate proportions and a good structure to your portrait.  Then she will demonstrate step-by-step how to develop a monochromatic underpainting using Burnt Umber oil paint. With this foundation, you will be ready to move to color in the next class, where Kristy will show you exactly how she mixes the flesh tones that she's mixing! You will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Lessons cover the stages for developing a painting in color, structure of the face and features, constructing the hands and feet, as well as glazing and modeling with color temperature.


Check out my other classes:

Portrait Painting from a Photo: Underpainting (part 1)

Portrait Painting from a Photo: Color (part 2)

Portrait Painting with a Full Palette

Glazing, Scumbling and Impasto Paint Application Techniques

Composition in Art