How to Paint: the Grisaille Method with Jon deMartin – Preview

Watch the full lesson at!

Leave color out of it—create a sculptural form in monochrome with this 3+ hour lesson!

Discover simple and effective ways to enhance your values. Join 20-year international instructor Jon deMartin in the studio for an essential lesson.
Transform your canvas as you learn each crucial step of his process, including the cast drawing, open grisaille, and closed grisaille.
Take a personal lesson from a master:
• Give your lines a feeling of weight and structure when you learn all about optical reduction, gauging angles, anchor points, and more!
• Create beautiful organic shapes—discover the 3 actions of contours that will give your drawing more permanency as you work through the painting stages.
• Model with even more authority as you develop a deeper understanding of the spatial structures you see.

Available now at!

Jon deMartin has taught at the New York Academy of Art, Art Students League of New York; Janus Collaborative School of Art; Grand Central Academy of Art; and Studio Incamminati. He has participated in numerous exhibitions of contemporary classical realism at galleries such as Hirschl & Adler and Knoedler & Company. He recently held a one-man show at John Pence Gallery, in San Francisco.


You might be interested in