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Painting the Portrait: Head, Hands and Greek Myth

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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’ve been using Michael Harding paints for as long as I can remember–close to two decades–and when I teach I insist that my students use the same as well. My preference for Michael Harding pa…
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The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
Excellent three-part interview with Michael Harding on Jackson's Art Blog. Watch Part II for a great explanation of 'fat over lean' and watch Part III for some insight into his new oil primer. Has anyone out there had experience with this? I'm anxious to try it.

https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2021/06/28/in-conversation-with-michael-harding/?utm_campaign=2198129_Blog_Newsletter_29_06_2021_6pm&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Jackson%27s%20Art%20Supplies&dm_i=42I2,1B435,2I1TDQ,4QCWF,1
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New catalog available online. See details below.
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The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
A look at how they've taught a computer using 'neural networks' to approximate Rembrandt's painting style. In doing so, they re-present the composition as it once was.

I'm sure some might take issue with such tinkering, but I think having an understanding of the original composition is invaluable. Compare the two and what do you see?

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/stories/operation-night-watch/story/night-watch-the-missing-pieces
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The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
Proud of my Drawing students at The American University 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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