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Learn How to Paint Like the Old Masters Using Modern Materials
The Old Masters Academy™ is an online Art Course and Art Community where you can learn how to paint in oils and draw using traditional art techniques, as well as benefit from the support of Academy tutors and fellow students.
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Free Demo – Video sample 1
The knowledge of Color Theory is important for any artist who wants to achieve great results in oil painting. In this video sample, you will discover all you need to know about the Harmony and Contrast in Painting and Related and Complementary Colors…
Free Demo – Video sample 2
So, what is Color Theory? Why do we need to study it? In this video, we will concentrate on the Color Theory for Painters. You will discover what is important to know about colors and how to use them to paint like the Old Masters…
Free Demo – Video sample 3
The reds in an immaculate performance by Titian appear in his paintings in the most brilliant way. Red lake pigments used by Titian were among the more expensive pigments; however, they were considerably cheaper than gold and ultramarine. Titian and his contemporaries followed the traditions of his time when painting red draperies…
Free Demo – Video sample 4
In Titian’s portrait paintings, he paid little attention to small details, but depicted a figure and the face of his sitter with monumental generalization. For example, the close view on the Man with a Quilted Sleeve reveals that small details were painted with economy and was rather suggestive in the eyelashes, eyebrow hairs, beard, and mustache. Titian learned such an approach from his teacher, Giovanni Bellini…
Free Demo – Video sample 5
The color and texture of the ground play an important role. Color determines the choice of painting technique. For example, on white grounds, an artist would work from light to dark, whereas on dark grounds, the order would be reversed – from dark to light. Examinations of Rembrandt’s paintings show that the artist used middle-tone grounds, which allowed rapid painting. He only applied dark and light tones, leaving the mid-tones of the ground…
Free Demo – Video sample 6
Before the age of photography, portrait painting served multiple purposes – portraits were mass-produced by art assistants for the mass-market as well as painted by well-known artists for art collectors. Nevertheless, even famous artists did not always complete artwork with their own hands. For example, Portrait of Philips Lucasz of 1635 features the head and the background painted by the master himself, while the lace collar and gold chain lack virtuosity and probably were painted by his assistant…
Free Demo – Video sample 7
The texture and chiaroscuro of the skin in Rembrandt’s portraits was created by using colors that vary from pure white to reddish tints, and deeper wrinkles were portrayed with dark accents by rougher brushstrokes. The form is suggested not only by the tonal chiaroscuro, but also by varying the warm and cool tints in the sequence. Such an approach is characteristic to Rembrandt…
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