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Great website for Oil painters and people who paint portraits

http://dgoilpaintingtechniques.com I have been a professional oil painter since 1997; full time since December of 2002. I have a BFA from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, but in many ways I consider myself primarily self taught. I have had a lot of informal instruction; e.g. reading lots of books and magazines on the subject [...]

Great website for Oil painters and people who paint portraits2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

David A. Leffel

A great master in oils. I find it has always helped my painting to see how great masters have worked and when there is a living master who is willing to share his thoughts and techniques it will improve the way you paint exponentially. Look for his books and videos, I would highly recommend them. [...]

David A. Leffel2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

How to photograph your art

For anyone who is interested in displaying their work on the website, this short film could help. It is not too technical and you don’t need masses of equipment to achieve good results

How to photograph your art2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

Scott Burdick’s the Banishment of Beauty.

Very interesting talk about how modern art has taken over the art world and leaves no space for “traditional” and “beautiful art” [youtube id="https://youtu.be/fIVaTCRyblM" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/youtube][youtube id="https://youtu.be/TMA1rn7q7t0" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/youtube][youtube id="https://youtu.be/byRaMfoiJP4" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/youtube]

Scott Burdick’s the Banishment of Beauty.2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

Nathan Fowkes charcoal portrait commentary

This Nathan Fowkes charcoal portrait commentary is in context with a demonstration on his blog. Check out nathanfowkes.blogspot.com for more information. Concept artist for animation and entertainment projects. Teacher of drawing, painting, color and design. Notable clients include DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Digital Domain and Disney.

Nathan Fowkes charcoal portrait commentary2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

Nice example of Alla Prima painting

David Kassan A cool little educational clip on how to approach a block in and first session of a portrait. http://davidkassan.com [youtube id="https://youtu.be/sqA5jNcssW4" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/youtube] Sean Cheetham Another great Alla Prima painter. Check out both artist  websites http://seancheetham.blogspot.co.uk

Nice example of Alla Prima painting2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

Understanding light is a science not an art

When we paint something from life, it is not the object we are painting. It is the light reflected from it. Understanding why what we see appears as it does can increase your toolkit more than buying every paint in a range or the most expensive set of brushes. Especially when you can manipulate the [...]

Understanding light is a science not an art2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

Drawing the Head

Here are some simple tips and tricks for drawing the human head. Learning the fundamentals of drawing will always help your painting and drawing techniques. These tutorials give you some great pointers for constructing the head and how to align the features. The blog can be found here: http://www.proko.com And his Youtube site is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV?feature=watch [youtube [...]

Drawing the Head2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00

Louis Smith Speed painting

Speed painting, portrait of Carol by Louis Smith Louis Smith is a classically trained artist now living and working in the heart of Manchester. Shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2011 along with 3 other artists. He has posted some very good portrait demonstartion on the web and his site is filled with some [...]

Louis Smith Speed painting2017-01-27T11:44:08+01:00