Academy of Realist Art

French Academic Painting Online


French Academic Painting Online


Learn anywhere with our online instructional video, where principal instructor Fernando Freitas takes you through a step-by-step process of the stages of painting in the tradition of the French Academic ateliers.

Starting with the imprimatura, the drawing stage, dead colour, first painting, then finally second painting, students will gain a greater understanding of oil painting based on old master techniques. A thorough explanation of lean to fat or fat over lean, the tools and materials, and paint application are covered as well as proportion, values, chroma, and edges.

Working from a selected study, students learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact copy, as well as gain a clear understanding of the principles of oil painting, and the best techniques and materials to use. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. Students will choose from images provided. Each student will take home their own master copy as well as the step-by-step knowledge of the process.

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