Frank Ordaz


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.


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About the Artist

Frank Ordaz Portrait

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.

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