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    These are homespun videos (meaning they are not professionally produced) with a comfortably candid message. That's great news for you. It means I can tackle some nitty-gritty topics and release them to you quickly and at a very reasonable cost.
    New videos are added each month. They range in lengt...

  • Mastering Paint Consistency

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    In this 2-hour, complete demonstration, Lori Putnam shows you step-by-step one method for working alla prima (all-one-sitting). Working wet-on-wet, you will see how she works to apply paint at different consistencies. Discussion of brushes and tools is also a big part of the video. Watch Lori mix...

  • Course: A Virtual Retreat to Sicily

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    Special Note: Upon Your Purchase, READ the READ ME FIRST file before you begin watching. It contains all you need to understand how to get the most out of your course.

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    For a third of the cost of a group workshop, A Virtual Retreat to Sicily, Coursework Package, contains everythi...

  • Complete Color Course

    8 videos  |   Buy $149

    This course includes all four Color Clinic workshops and supplemental materials PLUS, 4 extra videos.
    Whether a beginner or seasoned professional, you will learn invaluable information that informs your work for the rest of your life. Over 6 hours of video! Also hear from special guests Scott Ge...

  • Color Clinic 1

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    The best way to learn how to mix accurate color and value, is by using a limited color palette. Don’t be fooled that this Color Clinic is strictly for beginners! Everyone can benefit by learning how to use these 3 colors plus white. In fact, for over 6 years, I used nothing else! What I learned w...

  • Color Clinic 2

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    Color Clinic 2 picks up where Color Clinic 1 ends. Still working with these 3 colors plus white, Lori will introduce you to:
    Color relativity
    Value in color
    Optical illusions
    Using color vibration

    Special Package Price includes workshop, supplemental materials, and special guest Dawn Whitelaw.

  • Color Clinic 3

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    The third in the series of Color Clinic LIVE workshops. This session is shaping up to be the most fun clinic yet! Take part in this hands-on workshop as Lori introduces you to:
    Using color to show form
    Easy harmony using color bending
    How to work with color transitions
    Experimental mixtures and s...

  • Color Clinic 4

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    This is the fourth (and tentatively final) installment in the Color Clinic LIVE series. Finding a color voice that is uniquely yours can sometimes feel like spinning in circles. You are all over the place, and not in a good way. In this hands-on workshop, Lori will share personal insights into h...

  • Intro to Oils Workshop

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    Level: For beginners or anyone wanting to revisit the basics.

    This is from one of Lori Putnam's live workshops. Learn the basics of oil painting. Using your own set-up, follow along as Lori introduces you to supplies, paint application, and terminology.

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  • Brushwork Workshop 1

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    See how Lori uses a variety of brush shapes and types to create beautiful brushwork in her paintings.

  • NGV Own: Direct Painting Method

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    What is direct painting? Lori will explain in this full-length video. Also discussed is color mixing and brush and tool fun to create exciting edges in your work. This type of painting is usually only discussed in Lori's more-advanced workshops. Beginning with a previously used panel adds texture...

  • NGV Own: Technique and Color

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    See all of Lori’s color mixtures and painting techniques as well as how she uses plein air reference to create in the studio. Over 2-hours, this is one of Lori’s most complete studio videos yet!

    Running time: 2:10:35

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  • NGV Own: Painting White Roses

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    A complete demonstration of painting what can be a difficult subject. Understanding where the color lies, what values and edges to find, and how to construct the painting are all discussed in this full-length demonstration.

    Running time: 40:35

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  • NGV Own: Plein air Demonstration, Light and Shadow

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    Learning to paint light and shadow is tougher than you think, especially when you are painting en plein air. In this full-length demonstration, Lori shows you the tricks to getting it right and keeping it right!

    Running time: 1:15:02

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  • NGV Own: Painting the Portrait

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    Whether you are new to portrait painting or needing some new ideas, this complete demonstration will guide you through some of the most important aspects of portrait painting.

    Running time: 1:02:48

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