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Still Life Painting with Light Background: Creating a Sense of Perspective and Space with Joseph Altwer

Still Life Painting with Light Background: Creating a Sense of Perspective and Space
Still-Life Painting in the Sight-Size Method Learn to create a sense of space within your still-life painting

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Joseph Altwer
Light & Color, Still life
Oil Paints
5h 11m 58s

In this lesson, instructor Joe Altwer will teach you how to create a sense of perspective and space within your painting. He will continue on his still life of reflective objects against a light background. You will watch as he unifies values and simplifies the abstract shapes of the mixing bowl to push it behind. Then, he will refine the eggshells and turn the lemons’ forms to make them stand out toward the front.

This lesson belongs to the course Still Life Painting in Sight-Size Method. In this 14-week course, Joe Altwer will introduce you to still-life painting using sight-size. You will explore how to prepare a workspace for the sight-size method. Joe will demonstrate three oil paintings, progressing from beginner to intermediate. You will learn to paint a simple pear and still-lifes of multiple objects against different backgrounds. Joe will start with a limited palette, then slowly transition to a full-color palette. This course will help you effectively capture the reality on your canvas and improve your color mixing and painting skills.

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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