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Week 7: Beginning the Underpainting Process with Cornelia Hernes

Week 7: Beginning the Underpainting Process
Discover the Depth and Beauty of Still-Life Painting Develop an understanding of how to successfully develop a underpainting.

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Cornelia Hernes
Still life
Oil Paints
4h 53m 52s

In week seven, instructor Cornelia Hernes will teach you the foundational steps to embark on the underpainting phase of your still-life artwork. You will delve into an in-depth exploration of colors, understanding their nuances and mastering the techniques to mix them accurately. Cornelia will guide you through the block-in process, starting with the robust strokes of hog hair Bristol brushes, gradually transitioning to smoother brushes for refined details. Emphasizing the importance of observational tools and skills, she will demonstrate how to authentically express colors and values, ensuring each element in your composition resonates with its true essence. By the end of this lesson, you will have a solid grasp of the underpainting process, setting the stage for the subsequent layers of your artwork.

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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