Explore 35+ hours of oil painting video instruction where Steve Carpenter demonstrates his approach to figurative and portrait oil painting from the initial drawing to the finished piece.
All aspects of figurative painting: portraiture, hands and feet, clothed and nude figure are addressed. Technical aspects of color, brushwork, and materials are explained.
Using line and value Steve creates the base for an interesting composition which is both simple and effective in defining what is important.
Through the use of glazes the basic warm and cool patterns, value structure and color composition of the painting are established.
Building and refining the paintings with thick, rich color and vibrant highlights he develops the character, attitude and beauty of the subject.