• Artist – Costa Dvorezky
  • 3.5+ Hours of content
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • No Private Group for this class
  • Course Price – $149
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Are You Interested in Taking Your Figurative Work to the Next Level?  Interested in a Simple Approach to Painting the Alla Prima Figure?

Join Costa Dvorezky in his first EVER online course!  Watch as Costa demonstrates his process and approach to figure painting. He will share his unique approach to using composition, values, and temperature to simplify painting the figure.  Learn Costa's ideas on details and how the details are not what is important, but rather how brushstrokes intersect.  This course is for all artists ready to learn and take in new information, beginners to advanced. If you are looking for a painterly approach to painting the figure, and excited about learning new ideas and applying it to your own work, , then this class is for you!



By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Where to start on the canvas
  • How much paint to use when painting
  • Importance of composition, temperature, color and value
  • Creating opportunities for details
  • Constructing an illusion for the viewer




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This course begins with an interview where Costa shares his own art journey, how he ended up where he is today, why he enjoys painting people, and his advice to other artists.  Next, Costa will move on to share about the supplies that he enjoys using for his paintings.  You will be introduced to the colors, the brushes, and his medium of choice for painting with oils.


As he moves into the painting, Costa will begin by sharing a bit about his process for composition and design.  He will show you how he decides where to place a figure and his theory on how to work so that the painting is cohesive and successful.  After that, Costa will complete the underpainting, or rather, the composition sketch.  Costa will share his two favorite colors to complete underpaintings with, and why he feels those are the best colors to use.  Following the underpainting, Costa will move on to add paint (color).  His palette will be in view from start to finish so you will be able to see the colors he uses, how he mixes his paint, and more!  Watch and listen as Costa paints this figure from beginning to end, sharing his process and thoughts as he moves through each stage.  You will learn more about his theories on how much paint to use when painting, what is most important to focus on when painting, creating opportunities for details rather than forcing them,  the importance of constructing an illusion for the viewer, and more!  This is a course that you don't want to miss!


Downloadable eBook Included

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With this course, you will receive a downloadable and printable eBook.  This eBook will contain images of Costa's step-by-step process along with the supply list and reference image.  You will also receive four alternate images to work from of the beautiful Shadia Elise.

Course must be purchased in order to view and download the eBook.  This contents of the eBook, including images, may not be shared.


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Costa has drawn inspiration for his prolific works of art   from board travels and his abundant life experiences as   both a visitor and resident of numerous countries   around the world. Born in Russia in 1968, Costa   developed his unique brand of art through his extensive   schooling at the Art College and the Academy of Arts in   Moscow. His passion and talent for art was recognized   by Russia’s Union of Young Artists when he received the   Development of The Year Award in 1997.

Through his paintings Costa goes beyond the obvious to uncover the symbolism within the human aspect of daily life. His creativity and style come alive through his works depicting dark and surreal imagery. As a viewer of Costa’s images, one is transported to a world of fictional proportions that exists in the recesses of the artist’s mind.

Metamorphosed human and animal figures shrouded in darkness, suggest the existence of a distorted world-order. These images evoke one to closely examine and question the reality of what one sees. Through his artwork, Costa challenges the observer to not only understand the scope of the actual image, but to also comprehend the feelings that the image provokes. His paintings are as bold as the statements that they make, and it is up to each individual to decipher what the meaning behind the image really is.

Costa’s art has achieved international recognition. It has been featured in many private and public exhibits on European and North American stage, and has been sold to many private collection in Europe, the United States and Canada.




Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand. 


Canvas - 18x24


  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Yellow ochre
  • Burnt sienna
  • Cadmium red medium
  • French ultramarine
  • Indigo
  • Persian Blue or Pthalo Blue
  • Permanent rose ( magenta)
  • Raw Umber natural


  • Brushes ( flat size 4-14)


  • Cotton Rags - old t-shirts work great
  • Solvent - gamsol odorless mineral spirits
  • Jar for medium
  • Glass palette


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**Please talk to the artist of the course about his/her policy on selling artwork created in this course prior to selling any works created during course.  Some artists will allow it, while others do not.  Thank you for your support.


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