There are a variety of concepts involved in guiding the eye and telling the story that you want to tell. In this first lesson, Charles thoroughly explains these concepts by demonstrating a series of compositional studies.
In this second lesson, Charles explains the materials that are needed for oil painting: including brushes, mediums, cleaning supplies, and oil paints.
In this lesson, Charles demonstrates the techniques in achieving correct values. Using only black and white, he guides you through the process while painting a still life.
In this lesson, Charles demonstrates painting in black & white, this time focusing on techniques geared towards painting the figure.
In this lesson, Charles introduces the famous Zorn palette and explains how it can be utilized in figure painting. You will learn how to enhance a painting by understanding warm vs cool.
In this lesson, Charles demonstrates how to paint an entire scene: the figure, drapery, and environment, while using the Zorn palette.
In this lesson, Charles adds additional colors to the Zorn palette and demonstrates how they can be used while painting a figure in an environment.
In this lesson, Charles introduces the full palette and teaches how to mix and apply its various colors. He demonstrates this while painting a colorful still life.
In this lesson, Charles works from a live costumed model. While applying the full palette, he explains the benefits and challenges in painting from life vs photo reference.
In this lesson, Charles paints a live model in an outdoor environment. You will learn which elements are important to capture when time is constrained by changing light conditions.
In this lesson, all of the previous techniques culminate together while Charles demonstrates them on a multi-figure painting using live models and the full palette.