Tony Curanaj
Craftsy Instructor

New York, NY

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Tony Curanaj took an unconventional path to classical art. Before becoming a member of The Water Street Atelier, he made his mark in the world of graffiti and as a head designer and painter for Disney. Curanaj earned a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, and continued his education at the National Academy of Design. His work has been exhibited across the country and is in the collections of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium, and the ... Read Full Bio »

Tony's Craftsy Classes

The Oil Painter's Handbook

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! 

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Tony's Projects

Using Color Studies & Value Studies
Finished Painting
Reference Drawing
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