Discover your one-stop resource for oil painting success! Renowned artist Tony Curanaj demystifies the entire painting process, starting with critical considerations of composition. Use the golden mean, rule of thirds and rule of odds to make organically eye-catching still lifes that never look staged. Then, easily block in a sketch with Tony’s tricks for accuracy and alignment. Discover two transfer methods, and develop tonal structure with “wipe out” and ébauche underpaintings. Build a lifelike, radiant still life as you explore volume, form and color with Tony’s expert tips. Learn how to use scumbling, glazing and brush pressure to apply beautiful layers of paint and realistically replicate matte, glossy and transparent textures. Unlock the techniques to create a captivating still life you’re proud to show off!
Meet your instructor, artist Tony Curanaj, and dive into the first steps of your oil painting as you consider composition choices and begin to draw.
Learn two valuable transferring techniques, utilizing oil or graphite, to transfer your drawing. Then paint along as Curanaj demonstrates various underpainting methods.
Working with value is an art in and of itself, and Curanaj helps you identify, mix, blend and paint every value you'll need for a successful and accurate painting.
Learn how to work with the complexities of hue, chroma and value as Curanaj walks you through each step of creating a successful color study.
Using the still life in class, you'll combine your newly acquired skills as you paint a wide variety of hues, values, and various matte, glossy and highly reflective surfaces.
Push your skills even further as you explore ways to paint challenging objects such as glass, textured spheres and more.
Discover more ways to bring your oil paints to life as Curanaj explains finishing techniques such a scumbling, drybrush and glazing to give your finished work deeper complexity.
It wasn't until I noticed the name Tony Curanaj on the Craftsy site that I leaped at the chance to learn from a true master of representational realism. To see his work in person is to see the work of a Modern Master. I could not pass up the opportunity to learn his process. His lessons are well-crafted, thoughtful, complete. He is a professional artist who can also teach. As his subject he created a still life using many surfaces: matte, shiny, glass, texture, transparent, opaque .... and within this one lesson demonstrated how to develop each to completion. I highly recommend this class, and hope Tony will create more lessons in the future. Excellent — superb— highly recommended.