Mastering Still Life Painting in Oils or Acrylics
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Popular teacher Richard Robinson takes you from the basics onwards.
Join popular New Zealand artist Richard Robinson for his Complete Still Life Painting Course. Paint along step by step, starting with the basics of seeing and painting a single pear and gradually building your skills and confidence as you progress through 4 levels of painting challenges to finally master the professional techniques and concepts used by artists for great still life painting.
Enjoy Richards easy teaching style and in depth demonstrations like thousands of his students have, all over the world. If you love impressionistic, richly coloured painting or want to learn to love it, this course is for you!
What are the requirements?
To want to paint!
A basic set of oils or acrylics, brushes and some canvas or board to paint on.
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 22 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
4 complete Lessons, 21 Lectures and 1.5 hours of expert tuition!
Start from basics, build slowly, paint any still life with confidence.
Learn an easy palette setup for still life painting.
Learn how to setup a still life and light it beautifully.
Learn how to see and paint shadow and light families.
Learn how to overcome the tricks your eyes play on you!
Learn how to paint realistic form using light and shade.
Learn how to match any colour.
Learn how to use lost and found edges for beautiful effects.
Learn artists techniques for drawing accurately.
Learn how to block in the big shapes first, to get on the right track.
Learn how to create realistic three dimensional form.
Learn whats good about painting on a toned canvas.
Learn how to make a painting GLOW with vibrant colour!
Learn the importance of grey colours.
Learn how to see and paint white objects (theyre not actually white!)
Learn how to start a painting with masses instead of lines. This is great!
Learn the subtle make and break technique for beautiful highlights.
Learn all of this and much more in this top rated course with popular New Zealand artist and teacher Richard Robinson.
What is the target audience?
Beginner and intermediate painters love this course because it starts with basic skills and moves to more advanced techniques and concepts one step at a time.
Advanced painters can use this course to discover the impressionistic techniques of Richard Robinson.
Section 1: The Pear
Lecture 1 Welcome! 03:33
Lecture 2 Introduction 00:43
Welcome to the course!
Learn whats so great about still life painting.
Lecture 3 Setting up 00:50
Learn how to setup a simple still life and light it to best effect.
Lecture 4 Seeing Light and Shade Families 01:22
Learn the fundamental skill of dividing the visual world into light and shade families.
Learn the 8 elements of these families.
Lecture 5 Seeing Value Planes 09:32
Simplify your subject into value planes - making it much easier to paint.
Learn how to draw this easily.
Learn to establish light and shadow families.
Learn to set the limits of your values.
Learn to compare values accurately using a colour isolator.
Learn about halftones.
Learn about hard and soft edges.
Lecture 6 Seeing Colour Differences 07:09
Its time to take the next step into... Colour!
Learn how to match any colour.
Learn the artists defocusing technique to simplify your painting.
Learn about setting the colour range in your painting.
Learn about reflected light.
Learn where to use soft and hard edges.
Learn how to make a glowing light area.
Lecture 7 The 10 Minute Challenge! 04:21
Now its time to hone your skills with 4 small paintings taking only 10 minutes each.
Learn more about lively brushwork.
Explore colour combinations.
Let that brush FLY!
Section 2: The White Jug
Lecture 8 Introduction 00:39
Lecture 9 Setting Up 02:29
Learn how to arrange and light a more complex still life.
Youll learn to consider variety and abstract shapes in your design. Important!
Lecture 10 Painting, Part 1 07:41
Painting in Acrylics
Try painting on a toned canvas.
Learn how to make acrylics dry slower to make painting easier.
Learn techniques to draw more accurately.
Start by blocking in the big shapes.
Lecture 11 Painting, Part 2: Grapes 02:15
Learn how to paint realistic grapes.
Lecture 12 Painting, Part 3: Finishing Touches 06:27
Learn how to creating convincing three dimensional form.
Paint those finishing touches.
Section 3: Oranges
Lecture 13 Introduction 03:28
Learn professional tips for conceiving and designing dynamic still life compositions.
Lecture 14 Setting Up 00:46
See my colour palette and brushes.
Mix a neutral grey.
Use a printed greyscale to judge values against.
Lecture 15 Painting : Part 1 12:44
Well paint in oils and youll learn about:
Painting on a toned canvas
Setting the colour limits
Blocking in the big shapes
Tips for faster painting
Capturing vibrant colour.
Dealing with reflected colour.
Seeing and painting white objects.
Creating a large area of glowing light.
Lecture 16 Painting : Part 2 06:36
In Part 2 learn about:
Adding crisp details and finishing touches.
The importance of greyed colours in producing the effect of vibrant colour by contrast.
Section 4: Glass and Steel
Lecture 17 Welcome to the next level! 00:47
Lecture 18 Setting Up 00:58
The still life setup.
The lighting configuration.
My colour palette.
My minimal brushes.
Lecture 19 Painting : Part 1 02:12
Well be painting with oils and youll learn about:
Starting painting with masses instead of lines - this is a fun and fluid way to paint!
Using the fuzzy-one-eye to simplify your vision.
Lecture 20 Painting : Part 2 09:14
Setting the colour limits.
Start with the most vibrant colour.
Blocking in big shapes in an abstract fashion.
Lost and found edges for variety and depth.
Painting glass (mainly whats behind it).
Painting a mirrored surface (mainly whats in front of it).
Creating a painting that glows with colour
Lecture 21 Painting : Part 3 04:47
Practice the make and break technique for highlights.
Lecture 22 Conclusion 02:17
Final thoughts and and encouraging word.
Well done for coming so far!