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Flemish Master Painting Techniques taught by Andrew Conklin

Study the methods of van Eyck and Rubens to create radiant, jewel-like paintings!

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Oil glazing

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What are you most proud of? I started painting when I turned 50 four years ago, I had never painted before. I started with watercolour and added oil painting three years ago. You can see the progression. They actually look like they are supposed to. The

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and don't rush it

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Marshal Ney for the pose, but I wanted a younger version, and a lot of research done on french military uniforms. I have been painting for 31/2 years so a lot of research is necessary. I find skin is particularly interesting to paint. Learning about the Flemish method helped me get the tones and depth of skin.

05/11/2014 Flag

Great! Glad you found this approach helpful.

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08/29/2014 Flag

Wow that is beautiful! I love the skin tone and the eyes! Great Painting.

01/04/2015 Flag

Thank you, It's hard work but I love to paint, working on my next portrate now. I will add it when it's finished

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