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Ken Auster Online Art Class

Learn oil painting techniques with Ken Auster in this four week Online class


Intellect & Passion
The Passion Sandwich Defined

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Intellect is finding something to paint. It's all about focal point and design, and what is it that you are really seeing. Remember you can see everything in the picture plane all at once so there has to be a hook that caught your eye and all roads in your painting lead you there. I will be demonstrating how to find that hook on any photograph and show you how to create the roadmap for a successful design.


Creating the sweet spot on the painting, line and shape. Identifying the masses of shapes with big brushstrokes, a lot of paint, and no detail. Learn to not be held hostage to what you see. I will show you the ability to create spontaneously a design that welcomes the viewer to enter your painting and travel to the focal point.


Putting in the values and the volume is a way to create depth and atmosphere in the painting to create the three-dimensional world on the two dimensional surface. I will use light source, form, and color to show you how to paint what you know using what you see as reference.  This will allow you to be passionate and loose.


Back to intellect completing the passion sandwich. Design and balance, tweaking the painting and being free to change things to improve the composition and light factor. I will guide you to the finish while showing you how to make the focal point pop and the viewer's eye go exactly where you want them to go.

This course has 6 hours of high definition instructional videos that are designed for artists at every level and in every medium.

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