Frank Ordaz


Frank Ordaz Projects

Enhance Your Portraits with Finishing Details

Finish your portraits with the small but important details that will bring them to life! Follow along as Frank shows how he uses Utrecht Artists’ Oil Paints to define value and capture the dimensionality of his subject. Adjust shadows and add highlights to incorporate light, focusing on color as a way to suggest detail without overwhelming the eye. Most importantly, learn to enjoy the process as much as the finished work with a master portrait painter!


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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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