Frank Ordaz Projects
How to Create Vivid Greys with Utrecht Oil Paints
Follow along as Frank makes a painting of country chickens using Utrecht’s newest oil colors. He demonstrates how to use these colors to create vivid greys that add richness and brightness to your work. You’ll also learn how to avoid muddying colors by using them in the right values.
Favorite Art Supplies
Utrecht NOOD Odorless Paint Thinner
Gamblin Solvent-Free Oil Gel Medium
Winsor & Newton Liquin Original Medium
Utrecht Linseed Oil
Isabey Chungking Interlocking Bristle Brushes
Blick Masterstroke Finest Red Sable Brushes
Utrecht Professional Acrylic Gesso
Blick Premier Belgian Linen Canvas
Blick Premier Heavyweight Stretched Cotton Canvas
Blick Premier Wood Panels
About the Artist
Frank Ordaz is an oil painter and illustrator known for his masterful portraits and radiant landscapes. Raised in East Los Angeles, he studied under renowned portrait artist Theodore Lukits. After attending the University of Southern California and graduating from Art Center College of Design, he worked on Academy Award-winning films including “E.T.” and “Return of the Jedi,” and also won an Emmy for his matte paintings in “The Ewok Adventure.” He went on to a celebrated career as an illustrator for children’s books, advertisements, and more. In 2006, he was selected to be the featured artist for the White House’s Easter event and his painting is now in the permanent collection of the George W. Bush Library. His work can be found in public and corporate collections around the country.
See Frank’s work at ordazart.com and follow him on his social channels, including Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
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