Join Pierre Finkelstein for this 4-part series featuring an online demonstration of faux marble veining fundamentals. This video is the recorded version of the live session with Pierre. Once the course is purchased and begun, the link is available for 30 days. This sketch-based instruction will be useful for all levels of painters. Pierre will break down veining in its simplest form by focusing on copying the structure of basic veined marble. Learn how to paint realistic veins by understanding the structure and formation of the fragments and fissures of real marble.
- Materials used: paper, pencil, veining brush, paint, and personal brushes/optional kit (BKIT-13)
- Paint colors needed for the cardboard exercises are Yellow Ocre, Black (or Paynes Grey), and White (or Titan Buff).
- Level: Beginner to Advanced
- Access: 30 days
- All drawings are referenced at the end of the session video
Session 1 – Pierre began by sketching while explaining direction and composition. He used a veining brush to demonstrate how to hold a veining brush and body placement. He completed several black-and-white sketched samples during the fundamentals class. Pierre held an informative lecture on marble to aid in creating realistic veins.
Session 2 – Pierre dove deeper into the composition, fragmentation, and brush handling to create a faster veining system, mini fragments, and “Z hooking.” He touched on small breccia veining, as well as multi-directional veining, counter pass cut veining, and veining exercised on cardboard.
Session 3 – Pierre took a closer look at Breccia veining (fragmenting) using the principles taught in lessons 1 & 2. Pierre demonstrated some quick tricks and drills to develop faster Breccia marbling with a strong composition of fragments. Pierre touched on how to vein a column, baseboard, handle corner returns, and general marble layouts, but will dive deeper in lesson 4.
Session 4 – Pierre demonstrates a couple more breccia, including Black & Gold and Seagreen. He also explains extensive marble layouts, veining on a column, pilaster, baseboard, and stiles & rails. He covers how to deal with return edges, and painting pieces of marble on 3D surfaces such as fluted mantel pieces, ornaments, etc.