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Paint convincing complexions in oil alongside artist Brian Neher in this online instructional art class. Start by taking reference photos that complement your subject and then set your palette up for success. Next, build the skills to identify and mix warm and cool skin tones. You’ll also mix a variety of grays that will bring depth to your work. Watch your canvas come to life as you block in major shapes and master brush control techniques that will help you apply paint with confidence. Then, enhance the clarity and richness of your work as Brian walks you through blending skin tones, building contrast and finishing your portrait with lifelike details. Plus, explore brushstroke methods that will help you define the age and gender of your subject.