Heads, Faces, and Features MasterClasses

TSoFA is launching its Heads, Faces, and Features MasterClasses — instructed by Michael Mentler. He will do a demo and lecture at the beginning of each class for approximately one hour. After that, we will work from a live costumed model for the next three hours. It will be one pose for the entire class. […]

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Figure Drawing Master Classes

In this on-going series of Masterclasses, Michael will demonstrate procedures and methods used by the world’s greatest Masters for over six centuries. These procedures take you through the art of the start by capturing the figures’ contrapposto gestural rhythms. We will cover the proportions and landmarks that one needs to successfully draw the human form. […]

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Utrecht Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS: Utrecht has been carefully handcrafting Utrecht Artists’ Oil Colors in its Brooklyn, New York, mill for more than 50 years. These fine oil colors are prized by professional artists around the world for their brilliant color, buttery texture, outstanding lightfastness, and excellent long-term performance. High pigment concentrations guarantee superior tinting strength and remarkable vibrancy […]

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Williamsburg Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS: Dedicated to handmade integrity, Williamsburg Handmade Oils are crafted by skilled American artisans using top-quality pigments from around the world. Each of the more than 170 colors in the line possesses a unique consistency and texture — some are slightly gritty, while others are extremely smooth. This is what makes Williamsburg Handmade Oils so unique and […]

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Vasari Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS:_Like the painter’s apprentice, Vasari still carefully handcraft their colours in small amounts and even fill every tube by hand. These traditional methods of paintmaking ensure the purity of colour and lush consistency, enabling Vasari to impart the secret of the Old Masters to the modern-day painter. Working with only the best oil and the […]

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The Mentler Method PROPORTION Workshop

LOCATION: The Society of Figurative Arts Studio ADDRESS: 3306 Wiley Post, Carrollton, Texas, 75006 DATE: Saturday, March, 14th, and Sunday, March, 15th TIME: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (45 Minute Lunch Break) COST: $285 (Pay Now). Demonstrations in the mornings, drawing from live models in the afternoons. Building a successful drawing starts with having a […]

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Oil Painting Grounds

Everything you ever wanted to know about oil painting grounds but were afraid to ask. What are the choices, which one is best and why, which is best for me? Tradition ‘Gesso’, also known ‘glue gesso’ or ‘Italian gesso’ is a traditional mix of an animal glue binder (usually rabbit skinned glue, chalk, and white pigment, […]

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Sennelier Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS:_IN 1887, GUSTAVE SENNELIER, A DEVOTED CHEMIST, ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A PURVEYOR OF FINE-ARTISTS’ PAINTS AT 3 QUAI VOLTAIRE FACING THE LOUVRE AND STEPS AWAY FROM L’ECOLE DES BEAUX-ARTS. HAVING THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED THE HISTORY AND USAGE OF PIGMENTS, HE DEVELOPED A DISTINCTIVE PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING OIL COLOURS, FORMULATING PRECISE METHODS FOR MIXING TONES AND FOR […]

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Rembrandt Oil Paint Review.

PROSPECTUS:_Rembrandt Artists’ Oil Colors are manufactured to exacting professional quality standards in Apeldoorn, Holland. They respond to the brush with a buttery feel and have a noticeable brilliance and color intensity rarely seen anywhere in the world. Rembrandt Oils are highly durable and are produced with the highest color strength possible, using valuable, costly, pure […]

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Old Holland Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS:_Old Holland has been making artist colors since 1664, making it one of the oldest continuously operating companies in the art supplies industry. The company is known for uncompromising adherence to traditional techniques and standards. All color making is done by hand, and all processes are controlled by artists. Pigments are ground in stone rather […]

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RUBLEV OIL PAINT REVIEW

PROSPECTUS:_Rublev uses natural and historical pigments like those used by the old masters. Another is we make them as they did before modern oil colors—without additives. Rublev Colours Artists Oils are formulated to maintain the unique characteristics of each pigment in oil. What you find in each tube is unique due to the pigment inside, […]

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MICHAEL HARDING ARTIST’ OIL COLOR REVIEW

This is a professional line of oil paint formulated to the highest standards. These oils feature high pigment load and excellent mixing power. Color intensities replicate those of handcrafted, limited edition oils produced prior to the invention of the collapsible tube in the 1840s. The consistency is silky, not oily. This enables the artist to […]

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