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Underpainting Techniques: Fruit Baskets

Artists for centuries have used the underpainting technique to create beautiful pieces of art. In this still life demonstration of fruit arrayed in baskets, Ray will show you how creating an underpainting helps to make accurate shapes, values , lines and colors by compartmentalizing so that you can work on and perfect each, individually. Ray shows you how to focus on shape line and value before jumping into color. Learn how to organize your shapes and values with Raymond as he walks you through this centuries old technique. (9+ hours) 
  • Raymond Bonilla

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Meet your instructor

Raymond Bonilla

Raymond Bonilla is a nationally recognized illustrator and fine artist in Buffalo, NY. Raymond graduated from the State University in New York at Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in New Media and Illustration. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his Masters of Fine Art in 2009. He was awarded Best in Show in the Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, was a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition, has been awarded Gold Medals in advertising from both Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, and juried into the Communication Arts Illustration Annual.

He currently lives in Buffalo, New York where he spends his time painting and teaching part-time at SmART School and Visual Arts Passage. He is represented by Principle Gallery in Alexandria,VA, Abend Gallery in Denver, CO and Meibohm Fine Arts Gallery in East Aurora, NY. 

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