Review of JAR´s Beginner Painting Class

A wise man once said, "Happy painting is beyond fear". This is more than just a saying, more than just words. It is a mindset! 

I`ve been lucky to listen to this man for a whole weekend with all the wisdom, passion and experience of happy painting. Starting Friday night at 6pm till Sunday 6pm, the Jar`s Beginner Painting Class was a rollercoaster of creativity from start to finish!



My last article on this blog was about my 10 favourite miniature painters. The one who inspired me the most by far is Roman Lappat because I just love his painting approach. When I look at his painted stuff I can actually "feel" the creativity. It perfectly catches the spirit of happy painting. Therefore I was looking forward to this class so much. Although I didnt`t feel like a beginner, the course is more an intro into Roman`s brain than just a beginner course. And his brain is colourful and full of inspiration indeed! He took us on a journey through art history to explain how all
aspects of light/shadow, contrasts, colour harmony and storytelling can play together in theory and
practical exercise. It was a full weekend of inspiration! As a teacher Roman has the skills to deeply impart knowledge, as an artist he does it with all the passion and love for what he does.

As follows are some impressions of the workshop. Enjoy!

Happy painting is beyond fear!

First lessons: the master while teaching

Back to school: colour wheel shinanigans

The best thing in class is definitely watching over Roman`s shoulder while he does his magic tricks

2 busts painted by Roman. It`s amazing what emotions colours are able to display

Setting up the base and the demonette: the idea was to create a fire demon walking through a beautiful forest, leaving just burnt and dead stuff


Painting process of the base: contrast, contrast, contrast


base work


Watching every brush stroke of Roman carefully


First layers on the demonette


Lectures on painting faces


Finishing the skin and the hair



Final results of all students


Final results of all students


Final results of all students





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