Examining Velázquez – A Painting Expedition starts September 20th runs through the middle of December.

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Cost of courses can range from €25 to €40 per lesson depending on the time. The fee does include the model fee (if applicable) but does not include materials. For all details, please visit the "Courses" page on our website: http://www.americanartistinrome.com/the-painting-and-drawing-art-studio-of-rome/courses/ If you prefer, private lessons are also possible: http://www.americanartistinrome.com/the-painting-and-drawing-art-studio-of-rome/private-lessons-in-oil-painting-and-drawing/
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I am proud to present the next online oil painting course:
“Examining Velázquez - A Painting Expedition”

Starts September 20th and runs through December 17th, 2021.

The plan is to examine the grounds, pigments, compositional decisions, and process of Velázquez while engaging in three principle activities:

- Make a copy of a detail from one of his ‘Bodegones’ (still-life/street scenes)
- Make a copy of a detail from one of his later Portraits
- Use the lessons learned in making these copies to make an original still-life or portrait

There will be two sections of the course: one in the evening—for the night owls in Europe and participants in North America—and one in the morning—for early birds in Europe and participants in Australia and the Eastern hemisphere.

For details, including cost and the schedules for the evening and moring sections, please visit the following website:
https://courses2.artstudiorome.com/

Space is limited to 10 per section.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

I hope to see you in studio!

Tim
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The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The program for this Fall––courses online and in-person––will be announced soon! Stay tuned.

In the meantime, here's a nice video on the restoration of Titian's 'Rape of Europa'...
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In preparation for the exhibition Titian: Women, Myth & Power, Gardner Museum conservators, led by Gianfranco Pocobene, Chief Paintings and Research Conserva...
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
Velazquez, like every great artist, tempered his method with doses of instinct. —From Jonathan Brown and Carmen Garrido's "Technique of Genius", Yale University Press, 1998.

https://www.americanartistinrome.com/plog/2021/08/04/book-note-of-the-day-the-importance-of-instinct/
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The paintings of the Old Masters inspired Michael Harding to begin making his own oil colours. Free from fillers, extenders, and driers, they are renowned by...
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The paintings of the Old Masters inspired Michael Harding to begin making his own oil colours. Free from fillers, extenders, and driers, they are renowned by...
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The online oil painting course "Painting the Still-Life: Glass, Wine and Gold, Part II" is now available! While Part I was limited exclusively to the creation of the underpainting with a limited palette, Part II explores the development of local color, light, temperature and textures over the underpainting with an emphasis on scumbles and glazes.

The video below shows a time-lapse of the entire process. Each change in the image is the result of complete lesson. If you are interested in taking this pre-recorded course, please visit the following link:
https://padasor.artstudiorome.com

If you are interested in participating in a live online course via Zoom, follow this page or subscribe to our mailing list:
https://padasor.artstudiorome.com/contact/

And if you know someone who might be interested, please help spread the word! Many thanks.

I hope to see you in studio!

Tim
The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome

Learn Oil Painting Online with Interactive Lessons

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Two courses on painting a still-life start May 11th, 2020

Testimonial: Fay from Greece

A review from a student who came to study with me last Fall, 2018. Thank you, Fay!

Homework: Exploring Color, Value and Flesh Tones with a Limited Palette and a Portrait by Velazquez

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