How to Paint a Classic Still Life in Oil

Skill Level: 2 Intermediate, 3 Advanced
Medium: Oil Painting
Subject: Still Life
Tutor: Nolan Clark
Class Length: 5 Hours 40 Minutes
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(1 customer review)

Class Description

The Old Masters are known for painting beautifully detailed, but highly posed still life paintings. In this class we will paint our own classic still life, just like the Old Masters used to.

During this multi part class you will learn:

Part 1

1) How to paint hessian (burlap)
2) How to paint the semi transparent glass of the wine bottle
3) How to make the wine label look real without having to paint every single detail
4) How to paint transparent glass

Part 2

1) How to paint cheese in various ways – Smooth cheese, blue cheese as well as cheese with holes
2) How to paint pretzels
3) How to paint wood
4) How to create the illusion that you can see “underneath” the table

Part 3

1) How to paint bread
2) How to paint grapes
3) How to make the grapes look transparent and shiny
4) How to correctly add shadows so that the painting looks real and has heaps of depth


1 review for How to Paint a Classic Still Life in Oil

  1. Treasure (verified owner)

    A master class in still life. Especially difficult subjects like glass, bread and cheese. Along with the excellent painting tips Nolan also reminds you not to get too caught up in the details, which I struggle with. It is difficult to find classes where instruction is given in a way that doesn’t intimidate you and yet directs you toward the goal. Classes are well-planned, appropriate for time and video/audio technology is spot on.

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