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The Final Flourish: Painting Lavender and Adding Textural Details with Cornelia Hernes

The Final Flourish: Painting Lavender and Adding Textural Details
Discover the Depth and Beauty of Still-Life Painting Learn how to bring a still-life painting to a completion.

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Cornelia Hernes
Still life
Oil Paints
7h 48s

In this lesson, instructor Cornelia Hernes will guide you through the intricate process of painting the lavender, a key element in the still-life composition. You will learn the techniques to capture the delicate textures and vibrant hues of the lavender, making it stand out yet seamlessly integrate within the overall artwork. Cornelia will also emphasize the importance of adding those final touches and smaller details that breathe life into a painting. By the end of this lesson, you will have a deeper appreciation for the nuances that transform a good painting into a great one, and the skills to execute them in your own work.

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.

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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