Painting a Black & White Master Copy

To Improve Your Painting Skills of Any Level in oil or acrylic
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674 students
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Painting a Black & White Copper Master Copy Oil or Acrylic
after Old Master Painting


  • Basic Painting Knowledge
  • Supplies: Black & White Paint oil or acrylic
  • canvas, few brushes


Have you ever wanted to know how to paint beautiful paintings? In this course Viktoria will walk you through the entire process of how to paint a black and white master copy of Emil Carlson's still life step by step using her easy to understand method. Viktoria is a classically trained artist, she studied art both in Europe and in the United States, in schools like the prestigious Art Students League of New York and the Ridgewood Art Institute. All you need is some very basic understanding of painting fundamentals and how to use a brush, Viktoria will teach you the rest.

She will start with demonstrating how to create a simple sketch instead of a complex drawing, show you how to mix the values that she uses for this mastercopy painting, and then will break the rest of the painting down to actionable steps. This will help you to easily and quickly learn the secrets of this old master painting even if you only have minimal painting skills. Viktoria demonstrates this painting in oils but, you can use your favorite medium to achieve the same results.

Art students and advanced artists have been painting old master copies for centuries to improve their own art. You can successfully learn how to paint this study by using Viktoria's simply to understand method.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Painter
  • Intermediate artist looking to improve
  • Advanced artist looking to improve

Course content

1 section12 lectures1h 14m total length
  • Introduction
  • Mixing the Values
  • Using a Grid intro
  • Making the Grid
  • Painting Stage 1
  • Painting Stage 2
  • Block in stage 3
  • Shadows
  • Painting the Peppers
  • Start Refining the Painting
  • Painting the Highlights
  • Finishing Touches and Detail


Painting Instructor & Award Winning Fine Artist
Viktoria Majestic
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 22 Reviews
  • 854 Students
  • 7 Courses

Viktoria K. Majestic is a classically trained, Hungarian-American fine artist, currently residing in North Carolina.
Viktoria grew up in a small European town, where her interest in art and nature was formed at an early age. Her work has been largely influenced by the works of Zorn, Sorolla, Sargent, Levitan and some contemporary masters. She studied art both in Europe and in the United States, and her paintings can be found in collections throughout the world.

After graduating from college with a business degree, Viktoria established her own mural painting business, and worked as a mural and decorative artist for nearly a decade.
However after all those years, an incapacitating back problem forced her to change course.
She couldn't imagine giving up painting, so she decided to pursue an alternative art field. Traditional oil painting seemed to be the best fit, which lead her to dedicate several years to formal training in classical oil painting.

She spent four years at the Ridgewood Art Institute, receiving instructions from John Phillip Osborne & Danielle Wexler master artists, and took portrait painting classes at the Art Students League of New York with renown teachers like Leonid Gervits and Jordan Sokol.

Over the years, Viktoria has become a full time, professional artist and art instructor. She has developed a painterly “alla prima” style, while also adhering to the parameters of her classical training. Her paintings sensibly capture light, sensations and atmosphere. She has won numerous awards with her work and has exhibited at places such as the prestigious Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club, among many others.

Viktoria is an elected member of Oil Painters of America and formerly the American Artists Professional League, where she has served as a director on the national board for 5 years.