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Painting a Female Nude with John Asaro

Painting a Female Nude
Paint Dynamic Figures in Full Color! John Asaro will demonstrate his approach to designing and painting the figure in oils

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In this demonstration, master artist John Asaro shares his approach to creating brilliant, lively works of art while painting a female nude. John begins with an analysis of student art, Old Master works, contemporary art, and his own pieces to illustrate his key concepts behind bringing life to his paintings. Next, John will share his set-up and materials. The remainder of the lesson will feature John painting a nude female from photo reference, sharing his techniques and thoughts throughout.

Materials

  • Reducing Glass
  • Handheld Mirror
  • Mahl Stick (or Wooden Dowel)
  • Viva Paper Towel
  • Projector
  • 3′ Square Cardboard Box Painted Black
  • Green Gel
  • Stretched Canvas
  • Hogs Hair Bristle Brushes
  • Artists Grade Oil Colors
  • Linseed Oil
  • Graphite Pencil
Intermediate / Advanced
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