✓ A process and structure to creating a painting from start to finish, that’s easy for anyone to manage!
✓ You’ll know the best supplies mediums and cleaners to buy and how to use them.
✓ How to mix a 10 value greyscale, shading and how to make a gradient in every value with paint.
✓ An easy system to drawing anything you want!
✓ How painting in layers works starting with an underpainting, and you’ll learn how to bring an oil painting to completion. (Including varnishing)
✓ You’ll learn how to use a new kind of color chart that will make mixing any color imaginable easy, using the least amount of tubes of paint possible, to make sure you never get muddy colors again!
✓ You’ll Learn the difference between chroma, color and values and how to control them.
✓ The best way to light and photograph, portrait (or any other subject) for a painting.
✓ I’ll teach you the perfect combination of colors to getting a beautiful, glowing flesh tone.
✓ By the end of the class you’ll paint a portrait in full color.
I’ve made a living as fine artist and illustrator based in NYC for over 20 years, exhibited internationally and won awards for painting. I studied at the School of Visual Arts among other institutions, where I learned most of these techniques.
During that time, I worked for artists like Tom Weselmann, (now considered one of the greatest pop artists who ever lived) Marjorie Stryder, and Kevin Barrett, whom I helped fabricate large scale metal sculptures for. Since then, I’ve gone on to show from Galleries in Manhattan like Joseph Nahmad, to international shows like Art Basel.
I write and teach under a under a pseudonym because of a teacher I had back when I was studying in college. He taught at the School Of Visual Arts for decades and throughout that time he had a strict policy of never showing his students his own work. (This was all the way back in 1995, so it wasn’t as simple as googling his name to see a list of his paintings). His philosophy, which I have chosen to adopt, was that showing your students your work stifles them creatively and they’ll likely just end up making paintings that look like yours. And let me tell you, he was right. I saw plenty of students coming out of very expensive classrooms producing carbon copies of their teachers work- and that’s the last thing I want to achieve from creating this class. I want to give you the tools to have complete creative freedom to paint and express yourself, without giving up from frustration like so many before us. What I teach you in this class can be applied to EVERY painting style, not just realism. The techniques, palettes, brushes, color theories, etc are universal and can be applied to achieve whatever painting style you desire- and I urge you to find your own!