This video addresses not only the Flemish Old Master's Method, but also the concept of narrative painting, where contemporary, costumed models are placed in a historical setting—all created to tell a visual story. All the references for this painting will be shown, with examples of how to integrate compositional elements from varying sources into a harmonious composition.
Painted over a period of six days, the program includes generous printed materials as guides for the painter who might wish to paint along and recreate this painting for educational purposes.
The Courtship completes the subjects covered in Johnnie Liliedahl's School of Classical Oil Painting curriculum. This painting was used as the demonstration of the Flemish Old Master painting techniques in a previous curriculum year.