Common Errors in Still Life Painting (Direct Method)

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Experience the whole process of creating a direct-method oil painting over the course of 3 to 4 days, from drawing and underpainting through to the final color layers. Learn how much time to spend on an underpainting, how to plan the progress of a painting, and what goes into creating a compelling illusion. 

Sadie paints two paintings of the same subject: The first demonstrating methods that create a foundation for artistic growth, and the other demonstrating common errors of technique and judgment that can block an artist’s development.

Through extensive voice-over narration, Sadie shares her philosophy for representational painting, and how that philosophy influences the technical decisions she makes about colors, values, and edges as she creates a work of art. Artists of all experience levels find the course deeply informative and inspiring as Sadie shares specific techniques like edge control, mindful brushwork, and methods for effectively painting reflective silver and glass,

Total Run Time: 2 hours 40 min