Learn how to paint a portrait in oil.

Portrait painting lessons by Ben Lustenhouwer

During my teaching years I have gotten to know where students usually get stuck. In my tutorials I offer help.

I show how I break down the components of a portrait and get to grips with them one by one.

“As a painting progresses it is only too easy to get lost in a build-up of materials and general clutter. Ben gives you strategies for staying on track and keeping things orderly and removing distractions so you focus on whats important – the painting itself.

Free download

Here you can download already the original images of the two tutorials.

In trouble? Let me take you by the hand and help you out.

What can you expect? Clear information, step by step, about:

  • How to get started
  • Why to make an underpainting
  • What medium to use
  • How to prepare the basic flesh colors
  • How to check the values
  • How to achieve likeness
  • How to stay organized

Video tutorial “ Portrait of a little girl” 145 min.

Half-dark skin complexion.



Video tutorial “ Portrait of a little Boy” 157 min.

Fair skin complexion.

The video tutorial Portrait of a little Girl comes with an extra PDF file with a lot of additional information.

The video tutorials are available in various versions.

  • If you want to purchase a video paying with Paypal please contact me.

Portrait of a little Girl

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English spoken
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USD 85 –

Portrait of a little Girl

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Subtitulado en Español
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USD 85 –

Portrait of a little Girl

Physical DVD
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Worldwide playable: region free

No physical shipping between september 19 and october 11 2017


USD 98 –

Portrait of a little Boy

Watch online – English spoken
High definition
Immediate access
Unlimited viewing


USD 78 –

Portrait of a little Boy

Physical DVD – English spoken
Free shipping by mail to your home address
A unique gift to give
Worldwide playable: region free

No physical shipping between september 19 and october 11 2017


USD 89 –

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Testimonials

Dear Mr. Lustenhouwer,
I just received my two DVD’s and your wonderful book. It just amazed me how quickly they arrived! I ordered them just nine days ago, and I’m halfway around the world from you! I am so excited to study all the materials. You are very kind to share your knowledge and gift with other artists! I have been reading all your blog posts and can’t remember when I have been more inspired to paint.
Many thanks again for your generosity, and the difference you are making in people’s lives.
Best regards,
Gretchen

Hi Ben,
First of all a big Thank You for that excellent DVD, obviously I received today and I couldn’t wait to watch it. It is the best portrait demonstration I have ever seen, very good explanations and absolutely excellent teaching demonstration, I ‘did learn many things, so Thank you again, it will help me a lot in my future portraits painting. I am seriously thinking about buying the other one pretty soon,
Thanks again,
Juan Cantavella.

Hi Ben,
I’d just like to give you a large ‘thank you’ for sharing your vast knowledge of oil painting. I have just bought a palette of oil colours, i’ve just drawn some reference points on a canvas and i’m just about to start my first portrait ( a random photograph from the internet ).I’ve been wanting to do this for many years, but i’ve never got around to it. Watching your videos has given me the confidence to actually stop, ‘painting inside my head’ and to actually have a go on the canvas ! I’ll let you know how i get on :o))
Carl Burns

I have a lot of fun in making good videos about portrait painting and display them. It brings me into contact with people all over the world who want to learn about portrait painting. I am happy if I can teach them something useful.

Kind regards.

Ben Lustenhouwer

P.S. In my in depth video tutorials I explain step by step how to paint a good portrait.

P.P.S. Do not think it is only for advanced students, it is also for beginners.

P.P.P.S I started in 2012 making videos and since then I sold over thousand videos. (My Youtube channel has so far more than 22,000 subscribers.) I’m sure I meet a great need and I am really satisfied about that.