The Academic Painting Process

Instructor Fernando Freitas takes students through the stages of painting in the tradition of the old masters in this one-hour video workshop.

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Class Overview

Using the beautiful Femme au Coquillage by William Bouguereau as inspiration, Principal Instructor Fernando Freitas from the Academy of Realist Art demonstrates how to paint a realistic figure with vibrant flesh tones that range from warm to cool. You learn how to approach the academic painting process by using a step-by-step system that an academic painter like Bouguereau would have used.

Course Curriculum

Dry Brush Drawing 43:09

Lesson1. Dry Brush Drawing free

We want to get our drawing down, it's going to start with a construct and then move into a silhouette. We are diluting the paint with mineral spirits so that we can obey the rule of lean to fat or fat over lean.

Local Color Lay-In (Dead Color) 34:13

Lesson2. Local Color Lay-In (Dead Color)

1st Painting Part One (Modeling the Larger Forms) 18:27

Lesson3. 1st Painting Part One (Modeling the Larger Forms)

1st Painting Part Two (Modeling Medium to Smaller Forms) 15:26

Lesson4. 1st Painting Part Two (Modeling Medium to Smaller Forms)

Second Painting (Working with Glazes) 49:24

Lesson5. Second Painting (Working with Glazes)

Meet Instructor

Instructor: Fernando Freitas

The Director and Senior Instructor at the Academy of Realist Art, Fernando Freitas has close to 20 years of teaching experience. He also conducts drawing and painting workshops throughout North America and Europe, as well as works on portrait commissions. Most recently, his work can be seen on the hit NBC show Hannibal. Fernando has produced two highly regarded instructional DVDs: Drawing the Figure and The Bargue Drawing Companion which are available through the ARA website.

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Course Curriculum

Dry Brush Drawing 43:09

Lesson1. Dry Brush Drawing free

We want to get our drawing down, it's going to start with a construct and then move into a silhouette. We are diluting the paint with mineral spirits so that we can obey the rule of lean to fat or fat over lean.

Local Color Lay-In (Dead Color) 34:13

Lesson2. Local Color Lay-In (Dead Color)

1st Painting Part One (Modeling the Larger Forms) 18:27

Lesson3. 1st Painting Part One (Modeling the Larger Forms)

1st Painting Part Two (Modeling Medium to Smaller Forms) 15:26

Lesson4. 1st Painting Part Two (Modeling Medium to Smaller Forms)

Second Painting (Working with Glazes) 49:24

Lesson5. Second Painting (Working with Glazes)

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I came out of this with a heightened attention to detail, and practical knowledge of how to make a graphite drawing to a high degree of finish – in stages. I can see how doing more of these copies would improve the accuracy of my drawing.
– Jon, Drawing the Bargue