Giclee Step by Step Portrait Exercise Template

Classical Oil Painting Technique
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A special teaching system which I have developed specifically to enable the student to learn and remember the main technical principles of the Flemish painting traditions in a very short period of time.

Giclee step by step Portrait Exercise Template – is a high-quality 24″x 30″ Giclee (archival ink print on canvas), print with 6 windows reflecting step-by-step stages in making paint layers: from the drawing to the final brush strokes. On top of it there are 27 thumbnail windows showing each change between the layers.

In the windows of the previous stages (layers), the student can imitate the exact color and shade mixture of the next layer, following the example of the template, without waiting for the paint to dry.
You can purchase Giclee Step by Step Portrait Exercise Template in order to enhance your classical oil painting technique skills. You can find also the basic rules of this technique and the description of each one of six stages printed right on canvas.

Portrait Exercise Template
Buy now $280.00
Attention! Step by Step Exercise Template is shipped in the tube. Before use it must be stretched on the stretching bars, taped or pinned on the flat surface and then covered with water based glossy varnish.

If you prefer to receive Exercise Portrait Template stretched on the stretching bars and varnished the extra fee will apply during the checkout.

Here are the detailed instructions how to stretch and varnish by yourself.

Put together 24″x30″ stretching bars. You can find them pretty cheap on Internet. Try to establish 90° angles as best as you can. Stretch the canvas as even as possible, left 2 to 3 in. between staples. Use only power of your fingers (mechanical gadgets like a stretching pliers have lack of power control and can damage gentle canvas easily).

I used waterproof mate canvas to print with archival inks, and I tried all possible finishing – like solvent and water based varnishing. But in order to continue work with oil paint on top – the following finish is the best: Ace, water based, Gloss. Please don’t use it right fom the can. Add 25 to 30% of water. Believe me, it will bring much better results.
Don’t get scared when you see milky color of the fresh varnish, eventually it will become normally transparent high gloss finish. Please apply your varnishing layers three to five times (complete dry between coating is required).


Portrait Exercise Template
Buy now $280.00

Attention! Step by Step Exercise Template is shipped in the tube. Before use it must be stretched on the stretching bars, taped or pinned on the flat surface and then covered with water based glossy varnish.

If you prefer to receive Exercise Portrait Template stretched on the stretching bars and varnished the extra fee will apply during the checkout.

How to stretch and varnish Portrait Exercise Template
Put together 24″x30″ stretching bars. You can find them pretty cheap on Internet. Try to establish 90° angles as best as you can. Stretch the canvas as even as possible, left 2 to 3 in. between staples. Use only power of your fingers (mechanical gadgets like a stretching pliers have lack of power control and can damage gentle canvas easily).

I used waterproof mate canvas to print with archival inks, and I tried all possible finishing – like solvent and water based varnishing. But in order to continue work with oil paint on top – the following finish is the best: Ace, water based, Gloss. Please don’t use it right fom the can. Add 25 to 30% of water. Believe me, it will bring much better results.
Don’t get scared when you see milky color of the fresh varnish, eventually it will become normally transparent high gloss finish. Please apply your varnishing layers three to five times (complete dry between coating is required).


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Buy now $280.00

Attention! Step by Step Exercise Template is shipped in the tube. Before use it must be stretched on the stretching bars, taped or pinned on the flat surface and then covered with water based glossy varnish.

Here are the detailed instructions how to stretch and varnish by yourself.

If you prefer to receive Exercise Portrait Template stretched on the stretching bars and varnished the extra fee will apply during the checkout.