Please visit my Youtube channel where you will find lots of instructional videos taken live from several classes I taught at UCLA and the Kline Academy. The titles include:
Each of the above is an intro with multiple short sections.
I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and lived near there for 24 years. That is why I have such a heart-felt connection with Venice and the Venetian technique.
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Purchase a Step-by-step PDF of a Master Copy
Following the success of the above video, I have had many requests for further instruction. For now I am offering this step-by-step PDF of a Titian Master Copy (see the Classes tab for more details).
This is a sample of the master copy project that we follow in this course.
Group Show - to be determined
George Billis Gallery LA
2716 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
George Billis Gallery LA - coming in May
Commission a Portrait
A hand painted portrait is a wonderful thing. It has a warmth and power to arrest your attention in a way that a mere photo could never do. It brings to life the individual and becomes expressive of their unique personality. It is an inspired gift you can give someone you love and want to remember for always. It has that forever quality of something you will pass down from generation to generation.
These paintings were all commissioned portraits (mostly work from photos). And everyone is completely different in style and content. Some are standard size (c. 16 x 20"). But often the oversized portraits (averaging 36 x 36"), that have a Pop Art feel, are even more interesting because they can have multiple subjects and express a person's interests, lifestyle, or business. A memorable gift to your children, spouse, or parents.
Prices range for $3,500 to $9,900 (plus shipping) depending on the size and content. Please click the "Portraits" tab on this site to see more portrait samples. If you are interested in having a custom portrait done with true heart please click on the "Contact" tab.
Starting March 1st, Friday mornings 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. (8 weeks course)
Now on Youtube, you can preview the introductory lecture to this course and get an idea of what it is all about. The itself video has already had tens of thousands of views.
Venetian Figure Painting
Sample of the last session pose