• Gesture Drawing
    with Alex Woo
  • Gesture Drawing
    with Alex Woo and Louis Gonzales
  • Introduction to Digital Painting
    with Andrew Hou
  • Painting Creatures
    with Bobby Chiu
  • Digital Painting
    with Bobby Chiu
  • Portfolio Review
    with Craig Mullins
  • Characters for Animated Film
    with Daniel Arriaga
  • Painting with Light and Color
    with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo
  • The Art of Caricature
    with Jason Seiler
  • Realistic Portraits
    with Jason Seiler
  • Essentials of Realism
    with Jonathan Hardesty
  • Storyboarding
    with Kris Pearn
  • Landscape Sketching
    in Watercolor & Gouache
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Designing with Color and Light
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Environment Design
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Pictorial Composition
    with Nathan Fowkes
  • Lighting for Story and Concept Art
    with Sam Nielson
  • Fundamentals of Lighting
    with Sam Nielson
  • Fundamentals of Character Design
    with Stephen Silver
  • Advanced Character Design
    with Stephen Silver
  • Creature Anatomy
    with Terryl Whitlatch
  • Oil Painting
    with Thomas Fluharty
  • Drawing Fundamentals
    with Thomas Fluharty
Oil Painting
with Thomas Fluharty

Learn the historic approach of the Dutch Flemish masters through the incredible brush of Thomas Fluharty! In this course, Thomas will lecture on the principles of Dutch and Flemish painting and guide students through the process of creating a portrait in this method. He will discuss his techniques for creating a strong initial sketch, methods for laying down a good underpainting, color, and final adjustments. And of course, throughout the lectures, Thomas will reveal his best oil painting tips, tricks, and secrets that help set his work apart from all other painters. This course will be presented over five lessons and will run for nine weeks.


(This list is for reference only to help you gauge the cost of materials. Please DO NOT purchase these items until after you have watched Lecture 1.)

Old Holland brand - Cremnitz White (A3)
Old Holland brand - Green Earth (A52)
Old Holland brand - Yellow Ochre Light (A53)
Old Holland brand - Raw Umber (A69)
Old Holland brand - Cadmium Red Light (E21)
Old Holland brand - Flesh Ochre (A343)

Any brand - Alizarin Crimson
Any brand - Cadmium Orange
Any brand - Cadmium Yellow deep
Any brand - Cobalt Blue
Any brand - Burnt Umber
Any brand - Ultramarine Blue
Any brand - Ivory Black
Any brand - Burnt Sienna

Long bristle flat #2
Long bristle flat #4
Long bristle flat #6
Long bristle flat #8
Long bristle flat #10
(recommended - Robert Simmons Signet Filibert brand)

Turpentine or turpenoid
Cold-pressed linseed oil (or recommended - walnut oil)
Canvas (recommended - Claessens Linen #C13)
Palette (recommended - wood or dark surface)
Palette knives
Palette cups
Lesson Plan
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Oil Painting with Thomas Fluharty

With this subscription, you will have access to all the video lectures of this Self-Taught class for a whole year! And if you want to switch to a different class in the middle of your subscription, you can do so for just $1.00!

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Scheduled Course Dates:
Jun 6, 2016


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