Christina Grace Mastrangelo is creating Classical Realist Paintings & Drawings (with tutorials)
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Welcome to my Patreon Page! My name is Christina Grace Mastrangelo and I'm a classically trained realist artist. I paint because I adore art and can’t see life without it!

This is my website: www.christinamastrangelo.com

I also love to teach and mentor artists, so I'm using Patreon as an educational platform. I share my knowledge with you through videos, podcasts, step-by-step images, and more.

Each tier offers something different. Whether you are just starting out, have some art background, have taken a workshop or two, are an emerging artist/recent grad from art school, or are just really curious, there's something for you here. 

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WHICH TIER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
(Remember, they are cumulative, meaning Patrons get all the benefits of the lower tiers INCLUDED in their tier- YAY!)

Do you love art, art books, and being inspired? I recommend the "Curious" Tier.
This is a really cool tier full of information. It's a great way to see insights into the process, pick up on tips, and learn about the day-to-day of a living painter. I give a lot of advice in these posts, too, so if you are penny pinching but still yearn for more information, this tier is for you. It's here you'll see step-by-step images of paintings with commentary, where I break down what I was doing and explain the process. I even give bonus content, like handouts from my physical classes, including my Drawing/Painting Skill Set & Tool Guide, an example Model Contract, a example Commission Contract, and more!

Are you in art school now, or a recent atelier graduate? I recommend the Podcast tier. I've been there, and learned a lot about survival in this career. It's really hard. That's why there's also a business aspect to this platform where I talk about things I've learned in trying to "make it" as a successful painter. I wish I had this when I graduated- now I'm 10 years in. This is where I talk about the long road ahead, how to maneuver, and other stuff. Sometimes I mix it up and talk about ateliers and other art-related things. Because it's cumulative, you also get the "Curious" Tier, so that means you get the information about art books, master close up images, and lots of other awesome, helpful tips.

Do you want to watch how these paintings and drawings are done? Or maybe you've taken a few workshops before, or are in art school and thirsty for more? Look to the Video tier. These videos have a vast range of content, giving you an endless library of information to learn from. Watch as I paint a portrait from the beginning, or as I set up plein-air and start a landscape painting. I have even mixed a whole palette of flesh colors for you to reference! This is also a great supplement to my many in-person workshops. Forget how to varnish or make a campitura? Search no further! The answer is here.

Just starting out or wanting to really get better? Look to the Exercise/Mini-Lessons tier. This will get you going on training your eye and starting on this amazing journey. There are also exercises that range outside of the atelier, like plein air painting, flower painting, and sketchbook challenges. These exercises help you stay on track to getting better, and can also help if you've taken a class before and need a refresher :)

For the dedicated learner- look to the Critique tier. This is a place where you will get one-on-one critiques of your works in progress. It's essential to get feedback if you are pursuing this path, and I'm here to help you get better quicker. Whatever the project, I'll help you reach your goals and make your paintings awesome. Some students choose to have the month's exercise critiqued, others submit a personal project. I give thorough feedback using visual overlays- helping you finish your work so it looks it's utmost best. It's amazing- almost like being in class! Plus you get everything else- the videos, podcasts... everything will help you on this journey. 

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The Growing Library:
When you sign up you have access to the entire library I've documented (one year + of content!) Plus, every month I'll post new content for each tier- so there's always more to discover. My page covers drawing and painting everything from portraits to figures, to landscapes, flowers, and still lifes.

Podcasts:
-Identifying and Meeting Your Ideal Client
-Supplemental Income & an Important Instagram Tip
-How to Price your Artwork (there is a formula...)
-Commission Contracts: Writing them... how, why, and red flags to watch out for!
-Writing a Solid Artist Statement and Bio (with an exercise to help)
-Weird Things That Can Happen When Painting (and how to fix them)
-The Perils of Hiring Models in the Digital Age
-The Importance of Documentation
-Ateliers and their Differences (Series)
-Tips to Streamline your Success
-Balancing Classical Study and Inspiration
... and more. :)

Videos: 
-Portrait Painting from Life (Including How to Begin)
-Mixing Flesh Colors with Oil Paint
-Figure Painting (from my painting Edge of the World)
-Portrait Painting from a Photo  
-Plein Air Landscape Painting (including setting up and how to mix greens)
-Flower Painting 
-Portrait Drawing from a Photo
-Drawing the Charcoal Portrait (Tools & Rendering) 
-"Tools of the Trade" Series (How to Lay Out Your Palette, How to Actually Sharpen your Pencil)
-All About Varnishing (Why & How-- and what can go wrong and how to fix it!!)
-Making a Campitura and Why it’s Important 
... and more!

Exercises/Mini-Lessons: 
-Shape Exercises (****Essential****)
-Bargue Drawings (Why Bargues? Plus How to Begin and The Construct)
-Figure Drawing (How to Begin, What to Look For, and the Essential Construct)
-Drawing a Portrait Sight-size, with Tips
-Mixing Greens for Landscape Painting
-Flower Painting, with Tips
-Create A Color Chart (to understand the limited palette)
-Making a Hue-Balanced Value Scale
-Making a Value Scale with Graphite
-Nose/Chin/Mouth Anatomy, Eye Anatomy
-Mixing Flesh Colors (Goes with the video)
... and more! 

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Unlock the information by subscribing. I value our relationship, and strive to make the content on here as good as I can make it. I truly believe this subscription will inspire you and make you a better artist. If you are unsatisfied you may unsubscribe easily at any time. ...but I know you'll love it- and learn a lot. :) Plus it's all in one place!

Your subscription will help fund a large multiple-figure painting series that I am in the midst of creating. These paintings take so much time, coordination, thought, care, and skill to complete- and are steps away from my current market. Dedicating myself to this is scary but it is what I've always wanted to paint, so I'm taking the leap. Your pledge will go directly towards funding this project, and in addition to the regular posts, I will share images of the project as it unfolds. There’s way more information here than on FB or Instagram or any blog. 

Patronage has helped support artists on their journeys for centuries, and many could not have done it alone. I pour all of these resources back into sustaining my work. You can choose to become a patron regardless of the content- as someone who believes in the unparalleled richness art brings to our lives. Here, you support the arts where you can see a difference- one artist at a time.

Sincerely,
Christina 


Tiers
FOR THE CURIOUS
$1 or more per month

PHOTOS: See process images with written thoughts about my creative and academic process. I'll add in lots of tips (like materials, technical stuff, and studio/frame shop set-up solutions), show exclusive images of what went on in the studio that month, give away example contracts and handouts, and more!


BOOKS: I recommend a monthly art book that I find helps fuel my process and study  


CLOSE UPS: See close-up photos of a beautiful master painting from my personal travel archives



TRADITIONAL PATRON
$3 or more per month
HELP THE ARTIST CREATE: This is a tier for those of you who don't want extra content but would love to support me on my journey as a professional artist. This specifically helps fund my multiple figure painting series and will help it be created more quickly. It helps pay for the models, equipment, and helps me focus on the projects that take a long time without worrying.


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

"EVERYTHING ART" PODCASTS
$5 or more per month
PODCAST: A 10-15 minute podcast each month. Topics range from tips for emerging artists, ateliers and their differences, worst mistakes, workshop advice, how to prepare for exhibits, writing an artist statement, about commission contracts, debates about working from life verses photos, and thoughts and personal stories about living the artist life. Sometimes I will have guest artists!


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE VIDEOS
$15 or more per month
VIDEO: A monthly video, sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes an 90 minutes. Watch over my shoulder as I demo different techniques and talk about materials: some will be drawing with charcoal, others will be painting the portrait... it's new every month!


I'll also do videos about other relevant topics such as how to varnish, framing, making a campitura, setting up plein air, and more.


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

EXERCISES/ MINI-LESSONS
$20 or more per month

EXERCISE: Get a drawing or painting exercise each month so you can improve your skills at home. These are outlined mini-lessons, with pictures and tips. It's almost like being in the classroom! All these exercises are done by academically trained artists, including me when I was in school. 


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

PERSONAL CRITIQUE SESSION
$60 or more per month
CRITIQUE: Each month students at this level email me one project they have been working on for critique. After studying your work I'll send you an in-depth critique to help guide you forward. The critique can be of the monthly exercise or any painting/drawing you are working on at home! I'll use visual aids like overlays to be as helpful as possible, and email it to you so you there's no scheduling necessary.


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

Goals
40 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons I will randomly select one lucky winner to receive a free print! It is of a flower painting- I'm really excited to have this as a bonus!
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Welcome to my Patreon Page! My name is Christina Grace Mastrangelo and I'm a classically trained realist artist. I paint because I adore art and can’t see life without it!

This is my website: www.christinamastrangelo.com

I also love to teach and mentor artists, so I'm using Patreon as an educational platform. I share my knowledge with you through videos, podcasts, step-by-step images, and more.

Each tier offers something different. Whether you are just starting out, have some art background, have taken a workshop or two, are an emerging artist/recent grad from art school, or are just really curious, there's something for you here. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

WHICH TIER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
(Remember, they are cumulative, meaning Patrons get all the benefits of the lower tiers INCLUDED in their tier- YAY!)

Do you love art, art books, and being inspired? I recommend the "Curious" Tier.
This is a really cool tier full of information. It's a great way to see insights into the process, pick up on tips, and learn about the day-to-day of a living painter. I give a lot of advice in these posts, too, so if you are penny pinching but still yearn for more information, this tier is for you. It's here you'll see step-by-step images of paintings with commentary, where I break down what I was doing and explain the process. I even give bonus content, like handouts from my physical classes, including my Drawing/Painting Skill Set & Tool Guide, an example Model Contract, a example Commission Contract, and more!

Are you in art school now, or a recent atelier graduate? I recommend the Podcast tier. I've been there, and learned a lot about survival in this career. It's really hard. That's why there's also a business aspect to this platform where I talk about things I've learned in trying to "make it" as a successful painter. I wish I had this when I graduated- now I'm 10 years in. This is where I talk about the long road ahead, how to maneuver, and other stuff. Sometimes I mix it up and talk about ateliers and other art-related things. Because it's cumulative, you also get the "Curious" Tier, so that means you get the information about art books, master close up images, and lots of other awesome, helpful tips.

Do you want to watch how these paintings and drawings are done? Or maybe you've taken a few workshops before, or are in art school and thirsty for more? Look to the Video tier. These videos have a vast range of content, giving you an endless library of information to learn from. Watch as I paint a portrait from the beginning, or as I set up plein-air and start a landscape painting. I have even mixed a whole palette of flesh colors for you to reference! This is also a great supplement to my many in-person workshops. Forget how to varnish or make a campitura? Search no further! The answer is here.

Just starting out or wanting to really get better? Look to the Exercise/Mini-Lessons tier. This will get you going on training your eye and starting on this amazing journey. There are also exercises that range outside of the atelier, like plein air painting, flower painting, and sketchbook challenges. These exercises help you stay on track to getting better, and can also help if you've taken a class before and need a refresher :)

For the dedicated learner- look to the Critique tier. This is a place where you will get one-on-one critiques of your works in progress. It's essential to get feedback if you are pursuing this path, and I'm here to help you get better quicker. Whatever the project, I'll help you reach your goals and make your paintings awesome. Some students choose to have the month's exercise critiqued, others submit a personal project. I give thorough feedback using visual overlays- helping you finish your work so it looks it's utmost best. It's amazing- almost like being in class! Plus you get everything else- the videos, podcasts... everything will help you on this journey. 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Growing Library:
When you sign up you have access to the entire library I've documented (one year + of content!) Plus, every month I'll post new content for each tier- so there's always more to discover. My page covers drawing and painting everything from portraits to figures, to landscapes, flowers, and still lifes.

Podcasts:
-Identifying and Meeting Your Ideal Client
-Supplemental Income & an Important Instagram Tip
-How to Price your Artwork (there is a formula...)
-Commission Contracts: Writing them... how, why, and red flags to watch out for!
-Writing a Solid Artist Statement and Bio (with an exercise to help)
-Weird Things That Can Happen When Painting (and how to fix them)
-The Perils of Hiring Models in the Digital Age
-The Importance of Documentation
-Ateliers and their Differences (Series)
-Tips to Streamline your Success
-Balancing Classical Study and Inspiration
... and more. :)

Videos: 
-Portrait Painting from Life (Including How to Begin)
-Mixing Flesh Colors with Oil Paint
-Figure Painting (from my painting Edge of the World)
-Portrait Painting from a Photo  
-Plein Air Landscape Painting (including setting up and how to mix greens)
-Flower Painting 
-Portrait Drawing from a Photo
-Drawing the Charcoal Portrait (Tools & Rendering) 
-"Tools of the Trade" Series (How to Lay Out Your Palette, How to Actually Sharpen your Pencil)
-All About Varnishing (Why & How-- and what can go wrong and how to fix it!!)
-Making a Campitura and Why it’s Important 
... and more!

Exercises/Mini-Lessons: 
-Shape Exercises (****Essential****)
-Bargue Drawings (Why Bargues? Plus How to Begin and The Construct)
-Figure Drawing (How to Begin, What to Look For, and the Essential Construct)
-Drawing a Portrait Sight-size, with Tips
-Mixing Greens for Landscape Painting
-Flower Painting, with Tips
-Create A Color Chart (to understand the limited palette)
-Making a Hue-Balanced Value Scale
-Making a Value Scale with Graphite
-Nose/Chin/Mouth Anatomy, Eye Anatomy
-Mixing Flesh Colors (Goes with the video)
... and more! 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Unlock the information by subscribing. I value our relationship, and strive to make the content on here as good as I can make it. I truly believe this subscription will inspire you and make you a better artist. If you are unsatisfied you may unsubscribe easily at any time. ...but I know you'll love it- and learn a lot. :) Plus it's all in one place!

Your subscription will help fund a large multiple-figure painting series that I am in the midst of creating. These paintings take so much time, coordination, thought, care, and skill to complete- and are steps away from my current market. Dedicating myself to this is scary but it is what I've always wanted to paint, so I'm taking the leap. Your pledge will go directly towards funding this project, and in addition to the regular posts, I will share images of the project as it unfolds. There’s way more information here than on FB or Instagram or any blog. 

Patronage has helped support artists on their journeys for centuries, and many could not have done it alone. I pour all of these resources back into sustaining my work. You can choose to become a patron regardless of the content- as someone who believes in the unparalleled richness art brings to our lives. Here, you support the arts where you can see a difference- one artist at a time.

Sincerely,
Christina 


Recent posts by Christina Grace Mastrangelo

Tiers
FOR THE CURIOUS
$1 or more per month

PHOTOS: See process images with written thoughts about my creative and academic process. I'll add in lots of tips (like materials, technical stuff, and studio/frame shop set-up solutions), show exclusive images of what went on in the studio that month, give away example contracts and handouts, and more!


BOOKS: I recommend a monthly art book that I find helps fuel my process and study  


CLOSE UPS: See close-up photos of a beautiful master painting from my personal travel archives



TRADITIONAL PATRON
$3 or more per month
HELP THE ARTIST CREATE: This is a tier for those of you who don't want extra content but would love to support me on my journey as a professional artist. This specifically helps fund my multiple figure painting series and will help it be created more quickly. It helps pay for the models, equipment, and helps me focus on the projects that take a long time without worrying.


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

"EVERYTHING ART" PODCASTS
$5 or more per month
PODCAST: A 10-15 minute podcast each month. Topics range from tips for emerging artists, ateliers and their differences, worst mistakes, workshop advice, how to prepare for exhibits, writing an artist statement, about commission contracts, debates about working from life verses photos, and thoughts and personal stories about living the artist life. Sometimes I will have guest artists!


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE VIDEOS
$15 or more per month
VIDEO: A monthly video, sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes an 90 minutes. Watch over my shoulder as I demo different techniques and talk about materials: some will be drawing with charcoal, others will be painting the portrait... it's new every month!


I'll also do videos about other relevant topics such as how to varnish, framing, making a campitura, setting up plein air, and more.


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

EXERCISES/ MINI-LESSONS
$20 or more per month

EXERCISE: Get a drawing or painting exercise each month so you can improve your skills at home. These are outlined mini-lessons, with pictures and tips. It's almost like being in the classroom! All these exercises are done by academically trained artists, including me when I was in school. 


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers. 

PERSONAL CRITIQUE SESSION
$60 or more per month
CRITIQUE: Each month students at this level email me one project they have been working on for critique. After studying your work I'll send you an in-depth critique to help guide you forward. The critique can be of the monthly exercise or any painting/drawing you are working on at home! I'll use visual aids like overlays to be as helpful as possible, and email it to you so you there's no scheduling necessary.


Also included are all the aspects of the previous tiers.