Online Art Classes
Welcome! If you are interested in receiving painting instruction from me, there are several ways:
- My YouTube channel offers a growing library of free demos.
- My articles:
Recommended surfaces for oil painting are listed here.
An oil painting guide for beginners can be found here.
Learn about creating compositions here.
- One-on-one remote painting classes and critiques can be arranged depending on availability.
Have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Painter's Handbook
Author Mark David Gottsegen served as chairman of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), specifically overseeing the subcommittee dedicated to painting supplies for artists. His invaluable contributions extended to the formulation and enhancement of industry standards concerning art materials. In this comprehensive work, The Painter's Handbook, Gottsegen delves into the recommended applications of paints and mediums while offering vital insights into potential health and safety considerations. Moreover, the book presents step-by-step recipes for crafting paints, sizes, and varnishes. Much of the knowledge presented in this book is absent from conventional art curriculums, making it an indispensable resource for artists seeking a thorough understanding of their materials and a commitment to studio safety.
Get a copy here.
Traditional Oil Painting
Virgil Elliott offers a comprehensive painting guide that delves into the techniques, principles, and methods used by the Old Masters. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the historical context of oil painting, color theory, composition, and brushwork with an emphasis on classical approaches to oil painting. Readers will get in-depth knowledge of layering techniques and guidance on composition, which will prove invaluable for creating visually engaging paintings. While his attitude can be a bit snobbish at times, Elliott genuinely wishes to help artists better understand their materials so their work may stand the test of time. The technical information alone makes Traditional Oil Painting a worthwhile read for both aspiring and experienced painters interested in realism.
Get a copy here.
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