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.
Because of the detail in this still life, it offers a good challenge for the more advanced artist. Tight brushwork is needed throughout the tutorial which will require patience in order to achieve a photo realistic result. To emphasize the realism of the painting I’ve photographed the subject against a white background and lit it from above which casts a soft shadow helping to give it the 3D quality.
I hope you enjoy it,
Painting Size: 12 x 12
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:
Oil paints used in this lesson:
Phthalo Green (Yellow shade)
Cadmium Yellow Light