Introduction to Still Life Painting

Skill Level : 1 Beginner, 2 Intermediate, 3 Advanced

Medium : Acrylic Painting, All Mediums, Oil Painting, Pastel Painting, Pen and Ink Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting

Subject : Still Life

Tutor : Nolan Clark

Class Length : 2 hours 20 minutes

Avg Rating :

Gold Level or Higher Class

Class Description

In this class you will learn the essentials required before we can start painting still life paintings. Topics covered include :

1) How to choose the objects for an interesting still life
2) How to compose your still life paintings so they are pleasing to look at
3) How to built a shadow box
4) How to light your still life correctly
5) How to draw your still life out freehand.

This is a very practical hands on workshop where we will compose our own still life and eventually do a few compositional sketches to learn how to transfer our favourite composition freehand to the canvas.

After building our shadow box we will make our own unique composition and then learn how to transfer it onto the canvas

Note this class is part 1 of a six part series on painting still lifes. You can go to the other parts of the course here:

Part 1 - Introduction to Still Life Painting (This class)

Part 2 - Painting Shiny Metal

Part 3 - Painting Folds in Fabric

Part 4 - Painting White Objects

Part 5 & 6 - Painting a Classic Still Life

Latest Reviews

A theory class where everyone will learn something. This lesson is packed with great pointer. The step by step contruction, on shoe string budget, of a shadow box is a real bonus.


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