This class is geared towards the beginning and intermediate artist, covering elements of anatomy, and flesh color, with emphasis on portrait likeness. Students will also learn how to properly create the illusion of a fabric element on the painting. Students will learn about light-logic, composition, how to create the feeling of volume, proper use of mediums, and a flesh paint pallet. Andrea will demonstrate step-by-step for students to gain a better understanding of how to create more realistic work.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. A short tutorial will be given prior to the live class starting.
Unable to attend a sessions? No worries, ALL students will have access to watch the recorded session for 7-days. Recording available 1 day after live session.
The brands I prefer are Michael Harding, Old Holland, Windsor Newton, and Sennelier. These are professional grade paints and can be pretty expensive.
Gamblin and Rembrandt brand paints are also decent.
Whatever brand you do choose, do not buy student grade paint. Especially WINTON brand! The reason it is called “student” paint is that it has less pigment to oil ratio. This will be a headache to you, and even though they might be less expensive to purchase, you will end up using more paint, thus saving no money in the long run.
The colors with the asterisk *, means I strongly advise you to buy them. Please make sure you have cad orange OLD HOLLAND and burnt umber OLD HOLLAND.
*Titanium white (Windsor Newton or Michael Harding)
*Ivory black (Sennelier)
*Yellow Ochre Pale (Windsor Newton)
*Raw Umber (Windsor Newton)
*Burnt Umber (Old Holland)
*Red Umber (Old Holland)
*Burnt Sienna (Old Holland)
Persian Red (Old Holland)
Green Umber (Old Holland)
*Cad Yellow or Lemon Yellow (Windsor Newton)
*Viridian Green Deep (Old Holland or Windsor Newton)
*Violet Grey (Old Holland)
*Cad Orange (Old Holland)
*Cad Red (Windsor Newton)
Cobalt Blue (Old Holland)
Ultramarine Blue (Old Holland)
*Transparent Oxide Red (Michael Harding)
*Alizarin Crimson (Windsor Newton)
Gamblin odorless mineral spirits
Damar varnish (Windsor Newton)
Cold-pressed or refined Linseed oil (Windsor Newton)
I would buy a variety of sizes from 00 to 16 Flats and filberts are both nice to have for variety in your brush work. I like Escoda flats or rounds for my tiny brushes 00, 0. I prefer Escoda or Windsor Newton Monarch brushes, but Rosemary makes nice brushes as well.
8×10 or 9×12
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.
Andrea Mosley is a classically trained artist that studied at the atelier Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy for four years under the training of world-renowned artist, John Angel, who himself was a student of the great Pietro Annigoni. Andrea, having won first place in the international 2009 Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition, also received an honorable mention and was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2009 Salon. She was one of 20 international students to be awarded free tuition and board in the Hudson River School summer painting course in 2008.
After completing the Fundamental Program at Angel Academy, she received a scholarship to complete their master portrait painting graduate program. While home in California, Andrea continues to teach art at college level, as well as teaching students privately in her studio.
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable, non-transferable and no makeups are available.
A 7-day recording is provided the day after the online live class. No recording extensions are permitted.
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