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Ep 101 - Cesar Santos : Technique and Process

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I’m delighted to have Cesar Santos back on the podcast. It is nearly two years since he was last on and in the intervening time I have added a lot of in-depth technical questions that I never got to ask him. So here he is, larger than life and ready to answer all those questions about his technique and practice.

We talk about Miami, Texas, dust, Florence, fetching water, and art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Art Basel Miami,
  • Art prejudices,
  • Classical purism,
  • Salvator Mundi,
  • Origins of painting,
  • Syncretism,
  • Portraiture,
  • Projection,
  • Drawing,
  • Sketchbooks,
  • Underpainting,
  • Color palette,
  • Substrates,
  • Mediums,
  • Lighting,
  • Charcoal,
  • Large-scale drawings,
  • Genius,
  • Following opportunity,
  • Success,
  • Art books,
  • Vlogging,
  • Teaching in America,
  • Marketing,
  • Workflow,
  • Being a YouTuber,


To find out more about Cesar and his work

Referenced in the podcast . . .

My article about the Salvator Mundi sale.

Old Renaissance Painting Sells For Elephant Bucks. New Renaissance Paintings Sell For Peanuts.

Nitrim Charcoal

Cesar’s Vlog


Charles Bargue Drawing Course

Cesar’s DVDs

Cesar Santos: Secrets of Portrait Painting

Cesar Santos: Secrets of Figure Drawing


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