Liz Haywood-Sullivan Category

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The basic construction of a tree is discussed from the trunk to the envelope of smaller branches
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Everyone wants to know how to do skyholes. In this video I show you how to paint different types of skyholes, and also discuss why they appear the way they do.
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Starting with a winter tree profile, I demonstrate the evolution of spring, summer and then fall foliage on the same painting.
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Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Or why a blue sky is lighter at the horizon? Watch this video for why this important to know as a landscape artist, and how it makes for better paintings.
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Welcome to my Epiphany Fine Art page.  Let's take a tour of my studio.
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The first step is to break down your reference image into easily understood shapes and values, giving you the opportunity to learn the “language” of your potential painting.
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Learning how to edit is a lifetime skill. The more practice you do, the stronger your compositions get. So how do you choose the best composition from a photo reference?
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Pulling together all the Good Bones steps in the previous videos, Liz shows how they work together to provide a solid start to any representational painting.
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Check out this fail proof technique to scale up your image (without using math!). A good way to find the best cropping to fit on your paper.
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Liz’s first demonstration with Epiphany has her painting the coastline of New England in the USA where she lives. Liz is known for her skies and water, the subject of her 2013 book “Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel”. Join us as she ...
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This short demonstration shows the proper use of a viewfinder outdoors, and how it will help you find the best composition.
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A discussion of the differences in these two popular pastel painting surfaces. Plus, the best places to get paper and pastels.
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This is a striking demonstration of how a color changes on different colored surfaces.
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Working on paper requires a light hand. Watch how to build up layers to get correct values. Also, working on black allows you to work with stronger, brighter pigments. Perfect for a brilliant and dramatic sunset!
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Working on paper requires a light hand. Watch how to build up layers to get correct values. Also, working on black allows you to work with stronger, brighter pigments. Perfect for a brilliant and dramatic sunset!
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Painting the same sunset image, but using an underpainting on white sanded paper instead. Working on white produces a brighter, softer effect.
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Painting the same sunset image, but using an underpainting on white sanded paper instead. Working on white produces a brighter, softer effect.
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Painting the same sunset image, but using an underpainting on white sanded paper instead. Working on white produces a brighter, softer effect.
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The final results of the same image painted on black paper vs. white sanded paper. What do you think? Do you have a favorite?
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What is underpainting? How does it work?
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A discussion on how you choose a good color to start a monochromatic underpainting.
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Learn how getting the right value is more important than choosing the right color. Using four values of one color is a good place to start if you’ve never done an underpainting before.
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Learn how getting the right value is more important than choosing the right color. Using four values of one color is a good place to start if you’ve never done an underpainting before.
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Learn how getting the right value is more important than choosing the right color. Using four values of one color is a good place to start if you’ve never done an underpainting before.
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This demo shows how working with opposite colors on the color wheel can enliven a predominantly green landscape.
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This demo shows how working with opposite colors on the color wheel can enliven a predominantly green landscape.
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This demo shows how working with opposite colors on the color wheel can enliven a predominantly green landscape.
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In this demo, underpainting colors are still chosen based on value, but the technique and rationale for choosing color is more random and mixed up.
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In this demo, underpainting colors are still chosen based on value, but the technique and rationale for choosing color is more random and mixed up.
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In this demo, underpainting colors are still chosen based on value, but the technique and rationale for choosing color is more random and mixed up.
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A discussion of how pastels are made, and what makes their colors standout.
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This is important! This is the bedrock principle of how to paint with pastels. How to layer pastels of the same value but different hue to create vibrant paintings. Pastelists colormix to get the colors we want.
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How you can use cropmarks to help get perspective right (even if you don’t know perspective).
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten lost in painting clouds! Let me show you how to work with big shapes to develop a pleasing composition in a cloudy sky.
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Learn how to work with translucency and edge management to create wispy, ethereal clouds with light and movement, not heavy and dense like mashed potatoes..
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