Paintings by Karen Sperling based on a photo by Christy Peterson (l.) and by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (r.).
William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted with muted color palettes and sfumato (soft) edges (think the Mona Lisa). He was a contemporary of the Impressionists, who "reviled" him, according to Wikipedia, but with his photorealistic painting style, he was a successful portrait artist and today he is a favorite among professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Studying the techniques of great master artists is a terrific way to develop your own painting skill, knowledge and style, not to copy the greats, but to learn from them.
In this self-paced online class, you learn the art theories and Painter steps for turning your photos into Bouguereau-style paintings from Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling, including how to paint tones, colors and textures in Painter. Included with the class are Karen's custom brushes for painting in this style and a private forum for questions and feedback.
Please note: The Artistry Online class videos aren't automatic downloads. A person sends them to you. You will receive the video links within 24 hours of your order during regular business hours Monday through Friday U.S. Pacific Time.