So, a few days ago I was walking through the park and came across what was obviously an art class of some kind. There were about 8 students painting landscapes, each in their own spot. I walked past the woman in the photo who was receiving her “turn” from the teacher and I just had to listen in. Read MoreRead More›
The most common way of modern painting has painters drawing directly with their brush in color. The artist that I immediately think of that explains it best is John Singer Sargent. When this method of painting is followed, color is thought about right away and drawing and color are not separated at all. In my 25 years plus of study, I have found that this is a radical change from how paintings used to be made.Read More›
How Were Old Master Paintings Created?A painting used to be constructed, in general in the following way...so yes...here it is...the secret method of the old masters... Read More
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Many paintings of art students look like colored in drawings instead of a painting. One of the main causes of this is when they first draw the outlines of the painting using pencil and then simply try to fill it all in in one layer. It’s a very common problem that usually leads to disappointment because you will have a very rigid looking painting with hard outlines. Also, did you know you can actually help to solve this problem by learning to draw better. Remember, drawing is not just making an outline around an object. In the short video that I made for you, I use the painting of a master to explain the concept. The painting is of a little girl with a frilly dance costume. Certainly a piece of material that does not call for a hard outline.