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Painting the Direct Portrait | Casey Childs - Digital Download


Professional artist, Casey Childs, awarded the Gold Medal Award in the Oil Painters of America’s 2018 National Show for his painting, "Take These Broken Wings," walks you through his complete process for painting a convincing, lifelike portrait in oil from a live model.

Filmed at Casey's home studio during a workshop demonstration, this 180 minute HD video is packed full of useful tips and ideas for anyone wanting to improve their painting skills. Watch the painting develop from start to finish as Casey demonstrates his direct approach to portrait painting. Learn as he explains key concepts and ideas essential to his working method; such as blocking in, mixing color, fundamentals of every good painting, fixing errors and mistakes, and lots more. Running time: 3hrs 12 min HD 1080p.

About the Artist

Casey Childs is an American born artist currently based in Utah. He is a full time painter and Wyoming native who first studied art formally at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. He continued his art education at Brigham Young University, receiving a BA in Painting, followed by study with renowned portraitist and figurative artist William Whitaker. After many years of study, Casey has created a highly skillful body of figurative and portrait work which has been featured in galleries across the U.S. He has received numerous awards including many from the Portrait Society of America for their International Portrait Competition—Second Place in 2018 for his oil painting, “Sliver;” Second Place in 2016 for his oil portrait, “Phylis VanderNaald;” Third Place in 2017 for his oil painting, “Take These Broken Wings;” and First Place Drawing in 2015 for his drawing, “Natalie.” He was most recently honored with the Gold Medal Award from the Oil Painters of America’s 26th National Juried Exhibition; the MEAM museum Purchase Award and Springville Museum of Art Exhibition Award in the 13th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition. Casey’s work has been featured in many publications including American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine.

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