Friday, June 23, 2017

YouTube Vlog #7 - Library Tour Part I: Techniques of Genius

Hello again,

Today I posted my first vlog in a series on my collection of art books.  In each video, I will be discussing one or two books out of my library, and how they have been resourceful in my art career.  In this first one, I have two that I'm sharing - One on Velázquez, and the other on Rembrandt.  But these aren't typical books about their work.  They also get into their technique, and give us insights into their painting process, and how they thought visually.

 Knowing art history is more than simply knowing about the lives and works of old masters.  Being familiar with how these masters worked can help us immensely when it comes to developing our own technique.  Hope you all find this vlog helpful, and if you get a chance, be sure to check out these books for yourself!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

YouTube Vlog #6 - Stages of Oil Painting Part III: First Color

Hello my friends,

I have finished the third stage of my figure painting vlog series, and it is up on YouTube now.  This is the first color, or "first painting" stage of the painting in which I apply the first layer of color to the figure, and I talk about how I went about it in my latest video.  Check it out below, and stay tuned because I have probably two more stages left to finish.

Plus, stay tuned in a few days for my first vlog highlighting some of my favorite books in my library (for all you art history nerds).

Here is the latest in Stages of Oil Painting:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

YouTube Vlog #5 - Stages of Oil Painting Part II: Grisaille

Hi everyone,

A new vlog is up, and this one is Part 2 of my stages of oil painting.  This one is the grisaille.  For this stage, we start to set the values of the figure in place for the upcoming stages of color application.  The grisaille is done completely with tones of gray, and in this vlog I tell you all about how I do it.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

YouTube Vlog #4 - Stages of a Painting: The Underpainting

Hello again friends,

The latest vlog is up on YouTube!  So one question I get a lot is what my process is for building up a painting from start to finish.  How long does it take me?  How many layers, and so forth.  Well I thought I would show you through a short series of videos - each one showing you each progressive stage in the process.  So this first one is all about the underpainting.  Here, I explain what the underpainting is and how I get my start on it.  Hope you enjoy, and please subscribe to my channel so you don't miss anything!  More vlogs to come!

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