Cesar Santos & Juliette Aristides Combo Set


Video Length: 28 Hours 27 Minutes
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Cesar Santos: Secrets of Portrait Painting

Video Length: 19 hours, 42 Minutes

 Learn along with Cesar as he shows you:

  • His own color palette, including specific brands, and how to mix the colors to keep your painting realistic.
  • What brushes and tools to use and why — you'll never have to wonder if you're making the right choice again.
  • How different techniques can be used with different medium, the possibilities are endless.
  • His secrets to taking a practical and simplified approach when creating portraits. From start to finish, he leaves no questions unanswered.
  • How not to get distracted from what is important in your paintings — many artists make these mistakes and aren't happy with their results.
  • The universal knowledge and skills he has gained through many years of studying across the world — you get to benefit from his unique blend of tradition and science.


Easily learn to paint beautiful portraits and create gorgeous works of art you can proudly display or sell.

There is no comparison to the joy an artist feels when they've painted a beautiful portrait of someone special. Just imagine painting an incredible portrait that is such high quality that you don't hesitate for one moment to show it off by either giving it as a treasured gift or selling it for top dollar.

For many painters, portraits are off-limits so they can be too difficult and result in a lot of time spent without being happy with the results. Trying to capture life-like features, flesh tones, and expressions can be frustrating and difficult to correct along the way.

There is now a way to learn portrait painting that is easier than ever and will take all of the mystery out of this beautiful art form — you will want to discover these secrets for yourself right away, and now you can.

Streamline Publishing is proud to partner with Art Renewal Center to bring you "Secrets of Portrait Painting" with A.R.C. Master Artist and Salon winner, Cesar Santos.

In this extended video containing over 19 hours of content, follow along with Cesar as he expertly guides you through each step of preparing, creating, and finishing a portrait painting.

Using his systematic approach, Cesar will remove the difficulties that many artists encounter when painting portraits. He'll show you his proven techniques that he has developed over many years of studying in great schools and academies and learned from talented teachers worldwide.


Cesar breaks the process of portrait painting down into four stages:

  • Drawing and constructing
  • Dead coloring
  • Creating a first painting
  • Creating a second painting


In each stage, Cesar not only demonstrates what he routinely does in his own work, he'll carefully explain, in detail, why he does it this way and the advantages these methods have. You can then take this information and incorporate it into your own paintings in no time. Soon, you'll be painting beautiful portraits that are sure to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Watch as Cesar skillfully paints a realistic portrait, from start to finish, interpreting each physical feature and developing flesh tones with great precision.

Because of Cesar's unique, teachable format, this video is appropriate and useful for all skill levels ÛÒ from the beginner to the master artist who wishes to understand more when it comes to painting outstanding portraits.

The skills Cesar teaches are unique, yet universal, and you will find his techniques to be a natural way of building and creating a portrait painting that you can be proud of.

If you have ever wanted an easier way to paint captivating portraits, this is it. Not only will this video show you how to paint better portraits, you will also enjoy a showcase of Cesar's famous artwork and a personal interview with the artist conducted by Vern G. Swanson, Art Renewal Center Trustee. Also featured is a musical composition directly inspired by the artist's work from Brazilian composer, Giacomo Lombardi.

This video will become a treasure in your own resource library and you will want to refer to it over and over as you master Cesar's secrets of portrait painting. You can pause and practice as many times as you like until you are pleased with the results — something you cannot do when attending a live painting class.


 Juliette Aristides: Secrets of Classical Painting

Video Length: 8 hours, 45 minutes

Juliette Aristides is one of the world's leading experts in the "lost art" of the classical technique — a technique that captures the purity and deep emotion within the human form like no other can.

Learn classical techniques and you can:

  • Create beautiful and inspirational depictions of your subject...
  • Elicit a deep and powerful emotional connection with your viewers...
  • Find a sense of harmony and movement within your own creative vision...


Now You Can Learn How to Create a Beautiful Classical Figure Painting in the style of the Old Masters

Juliette has more than 25 years of art experience and is the director of the Aristides Classical Atelier at the prestigious Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. She is the author of four books, and her artwork is featured in galleries across the country.

Juliette is a modern master of the classical technique and a gifted teacher able to explain both the how and the why behind each brushstroke and each decision. The classical technique she teaches is perfect for both "the thinker" and "the feeler" within you.

Get the same world-class training that Juliette teaches at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle (and in international workshops).

In our studio Juliette created an inspirational 8-hour demonstration — a step-by-step tutorial on classical figure painting allowing us to "peek behind the curtain" to see how it's really done.

Follow this tutorial, and Juliette will take you by the hand and show you how to go from the very first steps of posing your model and preparing your materials... adding the final details to a figure painting full of life.

 We've placed the entire 8 hours of instruction (plus an exclusive one-on-one interview) in a video titled:  The Secrets of Classical Painting


You'll discover:

  • How to develop the unique "eye" of a classical painter
  • What shapes, angles, and proportions to look for in order to understand the classical technique
  • How to experiment with different poses and find the one that resonates with your vision
  • The exact color palette, brushes, and tools Juliette uses to create her figure paintings
  • How to draw with charcoal on your canvas to establish proportion (and what to focus on during this critical first step)
  • How to master the brushstrokes of classical painting
  • How to paint the muscles of the back and shoulders, the articulations between joints, and other parts of the human form in the "Old Master" way
  • How to "warm up" and "cool down" the tones in your painting
  • What you should always consider when evaluating your composition — and how to avoid the common pitfalls that slow the progress of a classical painter
  • How to "sight the angle" to see the overall relationship between the different parts of human anatomy
  • How to sharpen your drawing skills so you can make huge improvements in your painting technique
  • How to stay encouraged and connected as you progress as an artist
  • How to subtly move between color and value to capture the essence of your subject
  • How and when to define the edges of your subject (and why this makes all the difference)
  • The secret behind resolving areas of form — what this means and why it creates a huge impact on your painting
  • The classical technique to capturing shadows — what to look for and how to bring out the definition of form within your subject
  • Why half-tones are one of the "secret ingredients" to revealing the lifelike curves of your subject — and why so many artists fail to capture them correctly
  • How to find the right color combinations for your subject

...and much more. 

Click here for the Palette used by Juliette Aristides