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Oil Painting: Light and Color Video Download

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In this video download, learn how to paint brightly-lit figures in oil with this start-to-finish demonstration from Desmond O'Hagan! You'll start with a review of how to find inspiring scenes to paint and how to photograph them. Learn Desmond's consistent dark-to-light method, starting with simple shapes and refining as you go. Get tips on mixing rich, subtle skin tones, how to mix interesting dark colors to use in place of black, and advice on where to get detailed when you download your lesson today!

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Paint a busy café scene full of streaming sunlight with Desmond O'Hagan! This start-to-finish demonstration will give you a detailed lesson on how to infuse a scene with interesting and realistic light. Along the way, you'll get advice on mixing rich, subtle skin tones, using each layer as a road map for the next as you work dark to light, and critiquing your own work. With Desmond's consistent, methodical way of working, you'll see how he achieves atmosphere and depth by choosing which areas to refine and which to leave as mere suggestions of forms.

In this video you will learn:

  • Strategies for how to paint figures
  • How to mix interesting dark colors to use in place of black
  • Why it's important to leave details until the end of the painting process

With Desmond's instruction, you can capture interesting light effects anywhere you see them!

Preview Oil Painting: Light and Color here:

About Desmond O'Hagan

Desmond O'Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in the United States. He enjoys working in several media, but his primary focus is in oils and pastel. Desmond's career has encompassed several one-man shows and group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, China, and France. A Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, he has won several awards for his work, and his paintings are featured in numerous publications, including The Artist's Magazine. His studio is in Denver, Colorado.

Download your copy of Oil Painting: Light and Color today!

Additional Information

SKU R3676
Product Type Video Download
Runtime 77 minutes
Instructor Desmond O'Hagan
Skills Paint, Step by Step
Skill Level Intermediate, Experienced
Media Oil
Content Portraits
Art Style Classical Realism
Product Fulfillment N/A
  1. Good for understanding values review by Mariraju on 10/25/2017

    The explanation of every through is very good. I expected that he could have taken 3 different subjects and completed them with his approach. But the time is worth the video. Thanks

  2. Excellent teacher review by Carol on 10/21/2017

    Desmond is an excellent teacher. He is straightforward, clear, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Although I do not work in oil I found his approach can be used in any medium.

  3. Effective and well structured review by Graham_L on 10/20/2017

    I found Desmond's demonstration to be very effective. His technique resonates with the direction I am trying to take and I am already taking on board the methods he promotes. I watched the video over 3 sessions and will watch it again soon.

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