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Developing the Forms of the Bucket in a Still Life Painting with Cornelia Hernes

Developing the Forms of the Bucket in a Still Life Painting
Discover the Depth and Beauty of Still-Life Painting Delve into the intricacies of modeling form.

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Instructor
Cornelia Hernes
Subjects
Painting
Topics
Still life
Mediums
Oil Paints
Duration
5h 33m 57s

In this lesson, you will delve deeper into the intricacies of still-life painting with instructor Cornelia Hernes. She will introduce techniques to model the forms of the bucket in your composition. You’ll learn to establish its light and shadow regions, ensuring a three-dimensional appearance. Furthermore, she will share insights on refining the edges and contours of the bucket, enhancing its realism and depth within the painting. By the end of this lesson, you will have honed your skills in detailing and modeling, elevating the realism and visual appeal of your still-life artwork.

This lesson belongs to the course, Introduction to Still-life Painting II. In this 15-week course, immerse yourself in the intricate world of still-life painting with a focus on observational techniques and composition. Guided by the expert hand of Cornelia Hernes, you’ll delve deep into the art of capturing still-life in its most vivid form. Starting with the basics of composition setup and brainstorming, Cornelia will introduce you to the nuances of color theory, the importance of lighting, and the role of texture in bringing objects to life. You’ll explore the significance of each element in a composition, learning to give each its due importance. The course will also cover advanced techniques like imprimatura, sight-size drawing methods, and the art of capturing transparency in objects like glass bottles. Cornelia’s hands-on approach ensures that by the end of the course, you’ll not only have a deep understanding of still-life painting but also the skills to create pieces that resonate with realism and depth. This course is a continuation of Tina Orsolic’s “Introduction to Still-Life Painting I,” which can be found here. While it’s not mandatory to complete Course I, doing so will provide you with a stronger foundational understanding of this companion course.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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