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Figure Painting from Life with Hollis Dunlap

Figure Painting from Life
Paint Better Figures From Life Hollis shares his approach

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Hollis Dunlap
Human Figure
Oil Paints
14h 33m 9s
Painting The Head & Figure

In this course, professional contemporary realist gallery painter Hollis Dunlap teaches you his approach to painting both the portrait and figure in oils. Hollis has refined his painting approach, first learned at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, over decades of painting and teaching.

You will work along with Hollis through each of the stages of painting, from a basic block-in of the big masses, to the final rendered picture.

Hollis begins by introducing the materials he uses and why he uses them, then demonstrates his painting process with two main projects: a one-day portrait painting and a four-day figure painting. Along the way, you will learn foundational painting topics such as understanding the form, the importance of value, and the selection and use of color.

In this lesson, you will paint the nude figure from life. Hollis will develop the painting over four days, sharing with you his initial decisions of drawing, composition and color mixing, all the way to the finished rendering of the figure.


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