During this six-week class, we will investigate how to separate local colors from the color of the light that is illuminating them and learn how to incorporate the two together to get the colors that you see with the subject matter. When it comes to clean color, we will learn how the mixing process works, how to achieve the colors we want without too much struggle, and how to plan and mix a variety of options for maximum effectiveness.
Any medium can be used including digital painting. I will be using oils to demonstrate since they are very forgiving and dry slowly. Homework is included, along with a video critiquing any of the work that was submitted for the week.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date.
Complimentary 10-day access to each recorded session. Recordings are emailed the day after each live session.
Any Media will do but I have my list in oil paint since this is what I will be teaching with:
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Cadmium Yellow Orange
Cadmium Red Light
Red Rose Deep
BUY DA VINCI PAINTS for this class, as we have a 10% discount with them if you mention you are in my class, and they are the most consistent with their color mixing and their chroma on the market.
Brushes – Use bristle brushes as we are doing direct quick painting, soft brushes cannot hold up to the force and pressure of paint and can’t spread color fast and effectively. Sizes 1/4” up to 1/2” Robert Simmons Signet Brushes – they are very good and very reliable
Surface – You can use any kind of surface but keep it to 11″ x 14″ or 12″ x 16″ at the largest. Canvas any larger and you will be racing to cover the surface in the time we have to paint together.
To clean the brushes, I use Linseed oil. I do not recommend paint thinner as this is the item that makes the painting experience more toxic than it needs to be at all.
Palette – I buy freezer paper, it is the same paper as palette paper, in a roll, and wayyyy cheaper than palette paper will ever be.
This online course requires the use of the Zoom program. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone (with camera preferred) and internet. To download the program, click on the following link: zoom.us/download.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. If you need help with Zoom, please let us know and we will schedule a short tutorial for you prior to your class.
Ron Lemen has had an eclectic artistic past, working consistently in the entertainment art industry and as an art instructor. Ron first went in to the Action Sports Industry working as a layout artist, logo designer, and board graphic illustrator. Moving on to more involved illustrations and conceptual design, he went back to school and is a graduate of the Atelier System, classically trained, and a former pupil of Sebastian Capella, Spanish portrait virtuoso.
Ron Lemen has been a concept designer and art director in the video game industry for 10 years with dozens of clients including Sony, Activision, Ubi Soft, Mattel and more. Now freelancing full-time, his clients include Upper Deck, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Disney, and more. In addition, to illustrating and Portrait Painting, Ron has been an art instructor for the last 16 years.
Course Changes or Cancellations
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change class/workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a class/workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another class/workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
Refunds and Transfers
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable.
There are no make-ups available for online courses. Students are emailed a 10-day access to each recorded session, made available the next day after the live session.
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LAAFA campus is closed in between quarters. Main Office hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.