December – Masterclass in Classic Realism oil painting

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Masterclass in Classic Realism oil painting

classic-realism-painter-carmen-mensink-with-cornelis-le-mairCornelis le Mair

This month I finally had some time to do what had been on my list for a long time: to join a masterclass with Cornelis le Mair.

Old Dutch masters of paint
Cornelis le Mair is a contemporary master painter who paints according to the style of the old
Dutch masters such as Willem Claeszoon Heda, Willem Kalf, and -of course- Rembrandt van Rijn.
I’ve always wanted to learn how to apply these techniques and also how to use oil paints, as it was the very first time for me.

Japanese laquerware & Tibetan tea cups
I chose to paint a still life, and the subject was formed by some of my personal belongings that I had collected over the years and during my travels. I arranged and painted objects such as a Japanese laquerware tray and traditional Tibetan tea cups (with metal lids), that are used to drink the very salty butter tea from. I wanted to see if I would be able to paint glass, velvet, metal and fruit in a realistic way, as this is very difficult to do. This is the result of my first oil painting.

> See more Paintings in Classic Realist style by Carmen Mensink