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Painting an Allegory: Concept to Canvas

with Martin Wittfooth
Compose stunning allegorical paintings and bring them to life on canvas! Join Martin Wittfooth in the studio for a study in storytelling.

Learn the secrets to creating striking allegorical paintings that will fascinate viewers and ignite their imagination. Join instructor Martin Wittfooth for an exploration of professional painting techniques that will enrich your use of themes and symbols. You'll use three classic composition styles that will change the way you look at art -- the golden ratio, rule of thirds and diamond guide -- while venturing into the current era with digital composition tools like Photoshop. Wittfooth's expert tips will help you infuse underlying messages to your art in meaningful ways as you apply intentional focal points and more technical prowess to everything you paint.

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Lesson 1. Introduction to Allegorical Painting

  • Meet your instructor, Martin Wittfooth, and discover the importance of symbols and themes in allegorical paintings.


Lesson 2. Developing a Concept


Lesson 3. Diamond Guide & Rule of Thirds


Lesson 4. The Golden Ratio


Lesson 5. Digital Composition Tools


Lesson 6. Composing in Photoshop


Lesson 7. Creating an Underpainting


Lesson 8. Blocking in Color


Lesson 9. Refining the Details

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