The Creation of a Masterful Figurative Painting – Demo

draped naked blond womanWhile working on Twitter one day, I discovered the remarkable figurative work of Rob Hefferan.  Rob’s breath-taking oil paintings of beautiful women range from dark and brooding, to light infused and optimistic. Inspired by the pre-Raphaelites, each elegant scene realistically captures the essence of his favorite subject, the female form. Rob’s paintbrush masterfully depicts soft skin tones, graceful movements,  and touchable fabrics.

Rob graciously shared his unique demonstrations with Fine Art Tips. Watch as they magically bring Rob’s paintings to life:


Please visit Rob Hefferan for more information.

For further reading you may enjoy:

Painting Portraits 101 Part 1 – Painting Proportions

Painting Portraits 101 Part 2 – Start to Finish

Finding Great Art Instruction – 7 Tips to Help You


  1. ultrasound technician June 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    this post is very usefull thx!

    • Lori McNee June 18, 2010 at 8:34 am

      I thought it was a really interesting demo, glad you liked it.

  2. Dean Bitar February 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Love the paintings, and detail work… Amazing work!

    • Lori McNee February 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Hi Dean, I was blown away when I first saw these works. Glad you like the post.


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