Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene: Pastel Portrait - Jim


Video Length: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
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This comprehensive instructional video guides the artist in a 2 1/2 hour journey into pastel portraiture. Follow Greene step-by-step as he paints a pastel portrait from start to finish.


This video includes:

  • Valuable tips on how to best organize your materials as well as thorough explanations on pastels, paper and other materials used.
  • An introduction into selecting backgrounds and lighting, and choosing comfortable and natural positions for models.
  • A glimpse at Green's creative process through composition and preliminary drawing, painting in the early stages, and progression from darks to middletones to lights.
  • A checklist to help determine when a portrait is complete.
  • Tips for painting hair and clothing.
  • Covers which materials are used and why.


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Tristan Ua Ceithearnaigh
An Excellent Presentation

Exciting to purchase this video presentation of Daniel Greene's pastel portrait of "Jim". Daniel clearly and methodically goes through the physical aspects of soft pastels and how they are produced and shaped. He also explains everything an artist needs to know about the qualities and characteristics that this media has and the way it behaves on different paper and gesso surfaces which he also demonstrates. He goes through the drawing and rendering process of his subject and talks the viewer through his thought process while he creates his wonderful portrait. The angle and view of his subject for the viewers benefit is very well done and informing. Highly recommended.