Earlier this month, I finished a sketch of my daughter Grace. My intent is to work through this painting in a method akin to the school of academic realists currently working in New York and around the world. I'm a big fan of Jacob Collins and his contemporaries at The Grand Central Academy and I'd love to spend some time there with guys like Scott Waddell and Graydon Parrish. In the meantime, while I contemplate the dream of a summer studying in New York with these guys, I'm going to take a crack at working through this method and approach to classical painting.
I'll be the first to admit it - the last thing I think about as I'm about to start a painting is to set up the video camera and hit record. In my rush to create, it's not a habit that I've gotten into, and yet it's one of the best ways to share technique, information and tips with other artists. After all...isn't that what it's all about? Getting better and being the best we can be?Here's some tips, resources and equipment that will get you started.
As a mom and an artist, time is valuable. Here are 7 things I try to do to maximize the time when I can't paint because the studio easels are filled with drying works!
Neat tip for using kneaded erasers in oil painting.