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Sean Cheetham | "Portrait Painting From Life In Oils"

  • -$-175.00
  • Regular price $175.00

    "This workshop will focus on painting a portrait from life in oil. I will teach you a simple step by step process to painting portraits. We will be going over drawing a likeness, organizing the palette to control value and color harmony, and applying paint to produce a completed portrait in one sitting." - Sean Cheetham


    1. Materials (07:08)
    2. Drawing (25:18)
    3. Shadows (27:55)
    4. Lights Pt.1 (21:36)
    5. Lights Pt.2 (46:35)
    6. Final Touches (13:05)
    Video Specs:
    • Unlimited Streaming Access @ 1080p
    • Over 2.5 Hours of Instructional Content


    "Painting alla prima portraits from life is like a workout, Sean Cheetham says. It’s like doing pushups or going to the gym. This excellent video workshop feels like having Sean as your personal trainer. The step-by-step explanations are lucid, the presentation and production value is absolutely first rate. Sean had me incorporating colors in my palette that I would never have imagined. His direct, painterly approach was a real antidote to some of the more laborious techniques I have tried in the past. I hope to hold on to this spontaneity, and will certainly be adding new elements and structure to my color work. This is a video that I will be returning to time and time again as I hone my portraiture skills. For an aspiring painter looking to complement their own curriculum with masterful input, I can't think of a better source than NOH/WAVE/ACADEMY." - Romas Tauras

    Sean Cheetham

    Sean Cheetham was born in 1977 in San Francisco, studied at the College of San Mateo, in California, and earned a B.F.A. degree with honors from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. His paintings have been included in numerous significant exhibitions internationally including the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has a devoted following of collectors and art students that are inspired by his work and distinctive technique. Primarily a figurative painter, Sean is known for his technical prowess in achieving accuracy and harmony in his alla prima paintings which he credits to a deep understanding of drawing and his own system of mixing colors which he uses adeptly to govern shadows, midtones and highlights. In addition to having an exceptional ability to understand, draw, and paint the human form, Cheetham’s selection of subjects typically in familiar urban scenes contributes a truthful and often raw spirit that makes his work distinctive and a contemporary testimony of our time.