Andrew Conklin
Craftsy Instructor

Chicago, IL

Andrew S. Conklin's career in oil painting began at the American Academy of Art, where he received his BFA. He's taught at the Graduate School of Figurative Art and Parsons School of Design, and is currently the Studio Leader of the Foundations Departments at Harrington College of Design in Chicago. Conklin's work has been exhibited across the US and garnered several major awards; in 2013 he received "Best in Show" at the prestigious annual ... Read Full Bio »

Andrew's Craftsy Classes


Flemish Master Painting Techniques

Bring depth and realism to your oil paintings with the celebrated techniques of the northern Renaissance masters. Award-winning artist Andrew S. Conklin guides you through every step of this layered painting approach, starting with how to stretch your own canvas. Learn to apply an imprimatura, and then begin to lay in areas of light, half tone and shadow with a traditional earth tone ebauche color palette. Use blending to bring in an extended array of vibrant hues, and further refine form and texture with dry brushing. Discover how to mix and apply transparent and semi-opaque glazes to add glowing dimension to your work, and finish your painting with Andrew’s expert tips on erasing distracting brushstrokes and rejuvenating color.

$24.99 $39.99

Upcoming Events

Aug '16 19

Aug 19, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016
I will be away from my computer?and my Craftsy course? for a week of R & R. Feel free to post while I am away, and I will respond when I return. Happy Painting!

Andrew's Projects

Light and Shadow Diagram
Oil sketch of dancer, painted from life
Flemish Master Painting Techniques
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