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From Drawing to Painting the figure

Lesson 6&7

Composition & Narrative

We will continue in Acrylics! 

In lesson 6, we will develop a second figure out of our abstract background and compose a scene. We will try to find the character of our figures in the painting. We will choose and create an outfit, hairdo and such, to support their role in the painting.


In lesson 7, we will move from Illusion to narrative.  We are now ready to create our story and create a relationship between our figures.

  • Explore painting with acrylic paints

  • Experiment with layering paints, mediums and glazes

  • Develop another person in acrylics

  • Learn to use charcoal with paint

  • Create a scene and tell a story with your painting


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 6 - Part 1

Lesson 6 - Part 1

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Lesson 6 Part 1

Lesson 6 Part 2