When you multiply your newfound skills, you can move the world.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran painter, an overwhelmed or confused hobbyist, or a budding rookie eager to devour every tip and technique.
The quickest way to transform your painting ability is to master the delicate art of portraiture. These skills will apply to all of your work, even if you do landscapes or still life.
But true, classical portraiture is not taught in art schools. The “average Jane or Joe” going to most college art programs cannot paint like this even after four years of study … and that’s a crying shame.
And though you SHOULD go to the atelier (studio school) of a master, you may not have the time or the money. So a great alternative is to study under a master on your own timeline and in your own home or studio.
We’re not talking a quick highlights video or something you would see on YouTube. We’re talking about the entire process, from the initial drawing through every layer of paint, including the very delicate passages that result in amazing features and a feel that very few portrait painters on earth achieve.
Look, any decent instructor can show you how to create a competent painting…
But to paint well — the subtle color, delicate skin tones, emotional gestures, sparkling eyes, and a true likeness of the human spirit — you need the inside secrets you won’t ever discover casually on your own.
These advanced secrets won’t just appear to you magically because you have an easel and paint in front of you. Inspiration and passion are simply not enough.
You need a guide who has toiled for tens of thousands of hours, who has studied and worked with some of the greatest masters, who has taken his or her work to an even higher level through experimentation and deep experience. And you need a guide who has won major prizes, been on exhibit in the world’s top museums, and who is truly designated a living master.