BUY THE KIT TO PRACTICE ALONG: Veining Class Kit
Join Pierre Finkelstein for the final installment of his 4 part series featuring 1-hour online demonstration of faux marble veining fundamentals. This sketch-based instruction will be useful for all levels of painters. Pierre will break down veining in its simplest form by focusing on copying the structure of basic veined marble. Learn how to paint realistic veins by understanding the structure and formation of the Fragments and Fissures of real marble.
* Materials used: paper, pencil, veining brush, paint and personal brushes / optional kit. Paint colors needed for the cardboard exercises are Yellow Ocre, Black (or Paynes Grey), and White (or Titan Buff).
Part 1 -
Pierre began by sketching while explaining direction and composition. He used a veining brush to demonstrate how to hold a veining brush and body placement. He completed several black and white sketched samples during the fundamentals class. Pierre held an informative lecture on marble to aid in creating realistic veins.
Part 2 - Pierre dove deeper into the composition, fragmentation, brush handling to create a faster veining system, mini fragments, and "Z hooking." He touched on small breccia veining, as well as multi-directional veining, counter pass cut veining, and veining exercised on cardboard.
Part 3 - Pierre took a closer look at Breccia veining (fragmenting) using the principals taught in lessons 1 & 2. Pierre demonstrated some quick tricks and drills to develop faster Breccia marbling with a strong composition of fragments. Pierre touched on how to vein a column, baseboard, handle corner returns, and general marble layouts but will dive deeper in lesson 4.
Part 4 - Pierre demonstrates a couple more breccia, including Black & Gold and Seagreen. He also explains extensive marble layouts, veining on a column, pilaster, baseboard, and stiles & rails. He covers how to deal with return edges, painting pieces of marble on 3D surfaces such as fluted mantel pieces, ornaments, etc.