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In this video I delve into the concept behind the painting.  The concept is what drives the painting from start to finish.  It directs the choices in the layout of the composition, the control of light, shadow, value, color, edge, focus, and paint ...
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In this video I discuss and demonstrate what it means to "deconstruct the reference". Deconstructing the reference is an easy concept to intellectualize, yet often very difficult to master. In this video I give three short demonstrations and a bonus ...
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In this video we will demonstrate one of the most important lessons on how to make a flat object three dimensional.
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Here we discuss the type of light, how you position it, and the affect the direction light comes from has on your painting.
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In this video I finish an already started painting of pink and white roses in a vase and demonstrate painting white roses.
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In this lesson I go over laying out and blocking in a simple still life, laying out flow through the painting, developing form with simple shapes, paint density, color, and edges.  You can use this exercise to paint along at your own pace. Part 1
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In this lesson I go over laying out and blocking in a simple still life, laying out flow through the painting, developing form with simple shapes, paint density, color, and edges.  You can use this exercise to paint along at your own pace.  Part 2  
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Here is a little demo to show how to paint grapes as a mass without "drawing" each grape.  This is part of a continuing lesson on how to approach painting "complex" things.
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In this video I discuss how to make colorful, visually balanced paintings with a limited palette.  I discuss color mixes, visual surround, value, layout, and much more. This is the edited version of a three hour Zorn Palette video I made that was ...
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Here is a clip from the full corner light demo listed below
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In this three part video I demonstrate how to describe the texture of the material you are painting by controlling the speed of the viewer's eye as it flows across the painted subject. In this demonstration I paint four different textured hard ...
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In this three part video I demonstrate how to describe the texture of the material you are painting by controlling the speed of the viewer's eye as it flows across the painted subject. In a later video I will do four different textures of cloth. This ...
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In this three part video I demonstrate how to describe the texture of the material you are painting by controlling the speed of the viewer's eye as it flows across the painted subject. In this demonstration I paint four different textured hard ...
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In this video we discuss the problems of "sinking in", when previously richly painted passages dry to a dull matte appearance, how to prevent sinking in, and how to mitigate it when it happens.
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In this brief video I go over my standard painting palette, the colors I use, and their placement on the palette.  Paints should always be placed in the same location on your palette.  Their location becomes a muscle memory so you don't have to think ...
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Search the web and you'll find a plethora of misinformation on how to care for your oil painting brushes.  In this short basics video I show you a simple and inexpensive way to properly wash and care for your brushes so that you can use them for ...
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In this short video I discuss the various types of oil painting mediums, what to avoid, what I use, and how to use the medium.
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In this basics video I demonstrate the proper way to hold and manipulate a brush
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In this short basics video we cover how to tone a board, how to hold the brush, and how to use it to properly apply paint.
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In this brief basics video we cover the proper way to view your painting as you paint.
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Here is a clip from the full Light and Lighting the Still Life demo below
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In this short basics video we cover the proper way to set up your easel (something commonly done wrong by beginning artists) and how to then face and use the easel to apply paint.
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This is a clip from my full discussion of “deconstructing the reference” video. Deconstructing the reference is an easy concept to intellectualize, yet often very difficult to master. In this video I give three short demonstrations and a bonus ...
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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In this eight part full demonstration I paint a self portrait from start to finish.
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