The Official Michael James Smith painting school. - 40 lessons in Michael's own art school - New lesson added every month! Learn to paint with me on my ONE AND ONLY online painting school. Enjoy 40 full length, real time painting video tutorials. New lesson added every month. From beginner to advanced. Paint along with me to learn the techniques to produce realistic landscape, portrait and still life paintings.
The subject of this lesson couldn’t be any more different to what you normally see me paint and so requires a total reprogramming of mind! I wanted to move away (temporarily) from subjects that are in the large part technique based (like Landscapes) and get back to basics, the simple application of flat colour, no complex mixing and no invention.
This un-complicated picture is perfect for the intermediate artist and a good gentle test for the beginner. A steady hand and good brush control is the difference between make or break with this one. I encourage you to study the sketching diagram and make sure the proportions are correct to achieve the best result. Good luck and I look forward to seeing how you get on.
Best of luck,
Panel Size: 10 x 15
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
In August 2019 Michael switched brush manufacturers and as a result the series numbers/names are different in some of the lessons. In order to be able to complete the lessons regardless of which set you’re using we have put together a chart which lists the equivalent brushes from both sets.
Acrylic paints used in this lesson:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Oil paints used in this lesson:
Cadmium Yellow Deep