Portrait Painting: Rembrandt’s Techniques Video Download



Join artist Kristy Gordon as she breaks down Rembrandt’s signature style, using reference photos and detailed demonstrations to teach?techniques you can incorporate into your own portrait art.


Rembrandt’s mastery of form, light, and shadow in his timeless portraits is an inspiration to artists to this day. In this video, artist Kristy Gordon breaks down Rembrandt’s signature style, using reference photos and detailed demonstrations to teach techniques you can incorporate into your own portrait art. You’ll use a limited palette and explore techniques like glazing, scumbling, sfumato, and impasto. Come along with Kristy as she continues the tradition of improving by copying the masters, and you’ll learn classic approaches that will help you elevate your portrait painting to the next level!

In this video, you’ll get lessons in:

  • Composing with light and dark
  • The texture of flesh
  • How to describe fur
  • Painting realistic hair
  • Rembrandt’s depiction of shiny metal

Preview Portrait Painting: Rembrandt’s Techniques here:

Materials List


  • Midtone ground

Oil Paints

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ivory Black


  • Bright brushes
  • Filbert brushes
  • Grainer brushes


  • Palette
  • Easel
  • Paper towels
  • Reference photos
  • Walnut alkyd medium

About Kristy Gordon

Kristy Gordon has nine years of experience teaching and conducting painting workshops, lectures and classes throughout North America. She has taught at numerous institutions and academies including the New York Academy of Art, The National Academy (New York), and The Academy of Realist Art (Ottawa). She has lectured at China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, New Century Artists in New York City and the Art of the Portrait in Washington, DC.

Kristy Gordon exhibits her work internationally as well as being widely featured in magazines, art publications, radio and television shows, including International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist?s Magazine, Southwest Art and Bravo!?s Star Portraits. Her paintings hang in over 500 public and private collections worldwide including the Government of Ontario Art Collection.

Kristy Gordon grew up in Nelson, BC and now lives in New York.

Additional information

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Video Download


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Difficulty Level


Art Style

Classical Realism




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