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Frank Ordaz is a fine artist who spent his early career working with Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), working for filmmaker George Lucas in Northern California. There Ordaz did background matte paintings for specialized movie production effects and worked on films like “ET”, “The Wrath of Khan”, “Return of the Jedi” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, rubbing shoulders with well-known actors, musicians, directors and working with a talented production staff. Ordaz even had a small bit part in Indiana Jones. He won an Emmy for his work as part of a team of artists working on the 1985 television movie, “Ewok — The Battle of Endor.”

 

Now self-employed as a fine artist and portraitist, his award-winning paintings and illustrations have been used in a line of Christian books, professional sports posters, specialty greeting cards and even a line of jigsaw puzzles. Ordaz produced a painting that the George W. Bush White House used for their Easter egg hunt. Ordaz and his family were invited to the egg hunt, met and spent time with the first family.

 

Frank is currently involved with a documentary production of his life as an artist and matte painter which will be released sometime in 2017.

 

“I feel this is what I’m supposed to be doing now, and where I’m supposed to be,” Ordaz said. Ordaz lives and works in Auburn, CA,  with his wife and family.

FRANK ORDAZ

Sit back and relax for some quality time at the beach as the great FRANK ORDAZ paints a peaceful sunset in the plein air technique.  Completed in Panama City, Florida, this work exhibits a master artist quickly capturing nature's beauty.

 

Frank uses oil paints and few words as he lets the serenity of the location serve as his backdrop. This is NOT a step-by-step, drawn out teaching demonstration. This beautiful demo can best be described as a great artist painting a great scene while the sounds of nature lull our senses. The demonstration does show the complete painting process, however.

 

Accompanying the beach scene are some great....

 

BONUS FEATURES

Also included are two slideshows featuring THE ART OF FRANK ORDAZ.

 

Be inspired as you view dozens of his works, from amazing portraits to pretty landscapes and beyond.

Legendary ILM matte painter Frank Ordaz now paints for you! His work wowed Hollywood in movies like Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, E.T., Star Trek, and many other classic films. He painted the Easter Egg Roll poster for the White House and Laura Bush. Now, Frank shares his great talent to teach you his thought process of portrait painting!

 

In this great in-depth portrait demonstration, Frank explains his “block in” steps and techniques using a loose, impressionistic style. Viewers are sure to enjoy this entertaining and personal look over a master artist’s shoulder.

 

APPROX. 70 MINUTES

 

"While watching Franks video one word came to mind... Badass! His teaching and painting ability is very hard-core like seal team 6.  

If you've ever wanted to get classically schooled here's  your chance.... brilliant! "

- THOMAS FLUHARTY

Artist/Illustrator

"Frank is a legend, and I am mad about his work. Seeing him work on this video so brilliantly has inspired me to look at loosening up my style a little because I have always envied his economy of detail and line."

- MARK RAATS

                                           Artist/Illustrator

 

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COMING SOON

Legendary ILM matte painter Frank Ordaz now paints for you! His work wowed Hollywood in movies like Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, E.T., Star Trek, and many other classic films. He painted the Easter Egg Roll poster for the White House and Laura Bush. Now, Frank shares his great talent to teach you his thought process of portrait painting!

 

In this great in-depth portrait demonstration, Frank explains his “block in” steps and techniques. Viewers are sure to enjoy this entertaining and personal look over a master artist’s shoulder.

 

APPROX. 70 MINUTES

 

"This new series takes the viewer through their painting techniques step-by-step. After watching these I felt like an amateur all over again, but it inspired me to re-explore my work and to experiment more in order to make my art continually better."

- MARK RAATS

Artist/Illustrator

"Thanks Anthony for these

wonderfully produced videos."

- THOMAS FLUHARTY

                              Artist/Illustrator

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"These videos are so clear and well done . . . Frank Ordaz is a master painter who can paint loose and impresssionistically or with the photo realism needed to do Matte paintings. Not only does he explain why he is doing while he paints, Frank also offer bits of wisdom and tips gained through his years of painting for a living!  

I can't recommend these videos enough for anyone wishing to increase their skills as a painter. I wish I had these videos when I was at art school!!!"

- KIRK THATCHER, Former co-worker at ILM, Director-Muppet Wizard of Oz, Writer-Muppets Treasure Island

"They really are great videos! "

             - KIRK THATCHER

                            Former ILM co-worker  

                                   Muppets Legend