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From Drawing to Painting the figure

Lesson 4&5

Abstract to Figure

We will be using acrylic paints!  

In lesson 4, we will talk about Acrylic colors. We will create our palette. I will give you guidelines, on how to use acrylics, mediums, and how I mix them. We will start our painting process in an abstract manner, creating an illusion. You will learn, how to layer paints, which will slowly lead to working out our first figure with charcoal in our painting.


In lesson 5, we will continue our figure in Acrylics, giving her more personality and character. We will layer our paints more and learn, which medium I use.

  • Explore painting in Acrylics

  • Experiment with how to use paints & various mediums

  • Discover how to incorporate charcoal

  • Learn to draw/paint a figure


Please remember that you are NOT required to purchase everything on this list.  You can purchase what you want, or use what you have on hand!

Acrylic paints

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Here is what I used. All paints, unless otherwise listed, are Utrecht brand professional Acrylic paints.


My palette includes:

  • Titanium White

  • Unbleached Titanium

  • Yellow Ochre

  • Warm grey, (Sennelier)

  • Raw Sienna

  • Hansa Yellow, light

  • Cadmium Orange

  • Cadmium Red, medium

  • Naphthol Crimson

  • Cadmium Red extra deep

  • Alysiam Crimson

  • Iron Oxide (Sennelier)

  • Burnt Umber

  • Burnt Sienna

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Mars Black

Materials and tools:

  • #2, #4, #6 soft brushes, any brand…

  • 2 inch bristle brush (inexpensive from Home Depot or such)

  • 2 inch soft glazing brush

  • Small detail brush

  • Paper towels or rugs

  • Vine Charcoal

  • 2-3 watercontainers

  • Spray bottle

  • Palette (either any flat plastic container with a tide lid, Wetpalette or a glass palette that you will completely cover with a plastic bag)

  • “Golden” Airbrush Medium

  • "Golden” Gloss Glazing Liquid

Painting surfaces:
You can use whatever brand or size that you might already have, as long as it is acrylic primed.

  • Acrylic primed Canvas, any size that you are comfortable with

  • I use “Claessens” Universal (Acrylic) primed Belgium Linen Canvas roll, medium smooth texture, type 160
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You'll be able to watch the individual workshop lessons right here on my site with lifetime access,

but in addition you can download the lessons onto your computer/drive, then you can watch it without WIFI!

Lesson 4 - Part 1

Lesson 4 - Part 1

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Lesson 4 Part 1

Lesson 4 Part 2