This course covers the basics of figure and portrait painting in oil or acrylic using a step-by-step procedure with the following points covered in detail:
Introduction summarizing the keys points of course and what will be painted.
Overview with a detailed discussion of materials needed for course.
Starting a portrait painting on a toned canvas with monotones.
Continuation of drawing block in with monotones.
Initial color block in over dried monotone drawing of portrait subject.
Continuation of initial color block by adding more color values using limited palette.
Finalizing the intial color under painting for the portrait done with a limited palette.
Continuation of finalizing the initial color under painting for the portrait done with a limited palette.
The dried under painting is worked up with glazing and scumbling to add finish to the portrait.
Details using a rigger brush are added to the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
Finishing adjustments to values, edges. color, and detail.
Starting a painting of a reclining nude figure using a wash-in and paint reduction technique.
Continuation of initial monotone block in using q-tips and brushes to define the reclining figure.
A flesh color block in is added to the dried monotone under painting using a limited palette.
An initial color block in of the background and drapery is added using a limited palette.
Second color bock in on the dried figure painting
Second color block in of the drapery under figure and mixing a bright green for blanket.
Value adjustment on figure and drapery.
Adding details to figure painting with a rigger brush.
After drying completely, the final layers of paint are added for a finish.
Painting course summary, varnishing, and brush cleaning.
Donelli J. DiMaria is a professional artist and teacher living in Santa Fe, NM. He has shown his paintings and drawings through out the US for the past twenty years in numerous galleries and juried/invited arts shows. Over the past four years, he has been in 14 group museum shows and has his work published in the "Artist's Magazine", "American Art Collector", and in "The Best of Portrait Painting" (North Light Books). He has been actively teaching the "Reilly" drawing and painting techniques for the past six years.