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A Still Life Painting Demonstration in Real Time
An 8 Hour Painting Demonstration
Extra Tutorials on Technique and Materials
Watch over my shoulder while I Paint a Still life without using any Mediums
The whole process in Real time
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Find out how I paint without using mediums or solvents
[ The course is] excellent so far. Really like the subtitles indicating the colours used . Learnt more about how to apply thinly by stumbling the paint layer by layer without losing the underpainting colours.
I just finished watching your video demonstration and I thought it was excellent. I also enjoy following your blog posts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise in such inspiring ways. And thank you for inviting us into your studio with this video.
I feel so much more confident with oils now, it's opened up a whole new world!
It really is fascinating, and so instructive, to watch a painting grow from the first few searching brushstrokes through to the final refining touches. I can't recommend it highly enough.
No time lapse: all in real time.
8 hours of video content
Extra articles on colour, brushes, and some thoughts on shapes, materials list and more.
Find out how I work without using ANY mediums or solvents
You will have access to the course forever and you can play it, replay, rewind or start again as often as you like
Learn how to work from Large shapes to small Shapes
and into fine detail
Contents of the Course
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A short text file welcoming you to the course
- Video 9 mins: What are we doing in this course?
Some practical talk on how my materials and set up
- Text: Materials list
- Video 4 mins: How I start on a blank canvas.
- Video 35 mins: Starting out.
- Video 13 mins: How to tackle colour and what to look out for.
- Video 1hr 5mins: I am starting to add more colour to my painting.
- Text: Article on how to see chroma, value and temperature in colours.
5. Form and Shape
- Video 5mins: How to see shapes and work from big to small shapes.
- Video 1hr 5mins: My painting is starting to become more detailed when I put smaller shapes in place.
- Video 2hrs 6mins: I am working into more and more small shapes and detail and will need smaller brushes.
- Text: Article on brush choices.
7. Refinement and Adjustments
- Video 1hr 20mins: I go over my painting again and again, looking for areas to refine.
8. Finishing Touches
- Video 52mins: Painting slows down as I look for areas to finish to perfection, leaving nothing unresolved.
9. Sign, Varnish and Frame
- Video 6mins: When all done I sign, varnish and frame the painting!
10. Thank You
- video 2mins: Some final words
A total of 8 hours of video
Is this a course or a demonstration?
This is a painting demonstration with commentary, introductions and structured topic discussions. So perhaps an ‘educational demonstration’ ?
So, how does purchasing work?
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How do I log into the course?
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How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Well, within reason... The course will remain available for as long as I will keep it live. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. There is even a Mighty Network IOS and Android app so you can watch your courses on your phone.
Do you offer personal tuition with the course?
This is a demonstration with personal support from me, your tutor, and from your fellow students. The course has its own private community where you can post your questions, comments and of course your own work for feedback and support.
How long is this course?
There is a total of 8 hours of video + additional articles.
Can I turn the music off?
In each video two asterisks ** will appear whenever a voice-over starts or ends. When you see the asterisks you can mute or unmute the video and so only hear the voice over and keep the rest of the videos quiet.
Is there a commentary throughout?
Almost every section has a short introduction in which I explain what I am going to do in the next part. During the demo videos I talk now and then but there are many hours of just quiet music (which you can mute if you prefer).
Can we interact with other students?
Yes! The course ‘lives’ within its own private community where all students can post questions, comments and work. Don’t be shy, come say hello!