Oil Painting Foundation: the Portrait

The Portrait in Oil courses turned out to be very popular and requested, so I decided to offer another oil portrait Foundation course, where we will be creating artworks copying a portrait by Manet and one by Degas, to practice their direct painting technique. We will also be creating a painting using a photographic reference to practice the indirect method of layering colors over a monochromatic rendering of the subject.

In this 6 sessions of three hours each, the participants will be encouraged to work on an independent project painting  a portrait of a subject of their choice. This is a good way to start making personal aesthetic and technical choices, and put to work the notions discussed and practiced in class. Composition, color mixing, paint handling, materials, color theory and the techniques employed by a few masters, are some of the topics, among others, that will be discussed and practiced.

Availability of Courses' Recordings

As part of the services offered by the New Renaissance Atelier, you will have access to the recordings of the video sessions of all the courses you purchased for one year.
You will find the links to the videos in your Personal Video Library that has been set up specifically for you. Please keep this Video library link on your desktop or in your browser for easy access.

In case You missed a course You are interested in, You can purchase the recording of the video sessions, by clicking on the menu above

roberto osti
roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.
Oil Painting Foundation: the Portrait – Degas
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