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How to Paint Skin Tones in Oil DVD

Quick Overview

Learn how to create a wide variety of skin tones for realistic, expressive portrait paintings. Using six models in the studio, Chris helps you create color recipes for each skin tone in oil.



You'll Love This Oil Painting Video If:

  • You're searching for the secret to realistic skin tones in your oil portraits
  • You love oil painting & want to give portraiture a try
  • You want tips on capturing emotion in your oil portrait

Go in-depth with Chris Saper as she discusses and highlights the colors needed to create life-like portraits in oil. This easy-to-follow instructional oil painting video includes a guide to creating the right colors & tones on your palette for portraits of blonds, red-heads and brunettes, as well as light, olive and dark skinned subjects.Over the course of 97 minutes expert instructor, painter & speaker Chris Saper shares her tips & tricks to creating portraits in oil paint. Chris is a faculty member of the Portrait Society of America and her work has been exhibited in galleries around the country including the US Senate Rotunda.

With How to Paint Skin Tones in Oil You'll Learn:

  • How to mix color for a variety of skin tones & shades
  • About the important of temperature, intensity & value in portraits
  • How experienced artist Chris Saper approaches her portrait painting process


About the Artist: Chris Saper

Chris Saper is the author of Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Lightas well as the instructor featured in top instructional DVDs including Capturing the Beauty of Monochrome Oil Portraitsand Painting Oil Portraits in Warm Light . Her work has been featured in the National Arts Club in New York City and Vermont's Bennington Center for the Arts.

What Jennifer Lepore, Online Content Development Manager for ArtistsNetwork.TV, has to say:
The diversity of skin types and ethnicities makes for a colorful canvas. In this video Chris shows you how to see the color of skin in light and shadow and how to mix your oil paints to achieve the right color every time. Don’t expect a finished painting from this video, but do expect to have your eyes opened as you learn how to mix the subtleties and delicacies of color that will give truth to your oil portraits.

Additional Information

SKU W6753
Product Type DVD
Runtime 28 minutes
ISBN13 9781440319297
Instructor Chris Saper
Product Fulfillment N/A
  1. Too many different colors from different companies review by Ineke on 10/10/2012

    Although Chris Saper is a very talented painter I am disappointed with the DVD as she uses so many different colors from various companies which are hard to get here in Australia. I had to learn to paint with a limited palette and have always found that an important skill to have. I had hoped that in this DVD colours would be made from the basic, well known colors. So it is difficult to learn to make all the skin tones particularly as I paint in water soluble oil which has a more limited color range.

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