This video tutorial has Scottish oils artist Naismith showing an oil painting from around 7 years ago being reworked having been unhappy with the results back then. The painting develops using various opaque and translucent techniques. Some inspirational material is shown including videos taken in the Isle of Harris and a photo from Loch Fyne, Scotland. The final painting is titled ‘Loch Fyne Light’. All standards of oils painter can benefit from this video.
With a preliminary sketch in his book, Naismith marks out and designs his drawing from which he wants to base his oils painting. This is an alla prima oil painting of the ‘Old Man Of Storr in Skye’ It is a time lapsed video but it is a real insight into seeing how Naismith really works into his paintings with passion and a keen eye for expressive colors. He uses a variety of tools including, brushes, spatulas and palette knives. Nice inspirational work.
This video has been produced by a well recognised artist who has experienced all of the issues that the amateur artist faces when attempting to upload images of artwork to the internet. Many people photograph their work indoors but I favour the method shown here and do go outside to photograph my own artwork.
The presenter gives a comprehensive demonstration of the settings on his camera to allow the best image to be produced. He then takes you back into the studio and shows how to adjust your image on the PC prior to uploading to the web. It is always good practise to consider the problems encoutered by others in the same situation as your self and determine whether their experiences can be used to your own benefit. In this video I believe we are given a very good view of how best to present your own artwork to the web.
Saper uses three models in this video art tutorial to highlight how to paint and notice subtleties within skin tone. The models are a young blond haired Caucasian, brunette Caucasian and a lady with dark skin containing red tones.
She approaches all three models with the same strategy which is having them pose in the directional light of her choice to then literally mix up her oil paints in front of them and match the hues to the subjects. She uses a small trowel palette knife to mix a variety of colors including raw umber, cadmium yellow medium, ivory black, and ochre amongst other paints to attain her desired palette before logging them in her sketchbook for reference when she takes on the painting from the photograph back in her studio.
She talks around the models allowing you to see which areas are of greater cool tonal value and which areas are more relevant for illuminating with a highlighting hue. The whole procedure is very professional and is a great starting block for her to project her eventual oil paintings.
A nice refreshing video of a professional street artist ‘1:AM’ teaching some members of the Paypal team at his studio in San Francisco how to cut it like a pro. They then take on the side of their building with his help…and the result is a belter.
This humbling art video features oils portraiture artist Chris Saper as she unveils what makes her tick in her day as a professional artist. To begin with, a cup of coffee, the smell of fresh paint and jarfulls of clean brushes all correlate to kick start the working day at her studio.
With any artist the prospect of a new painting is always exciting so the plain white stretched canvas is always an appealing sight. Saper’s work allows her to cross paths with people she would never usually be involved with and that combined with the various disciplines surrounding painting is what fills her day with joy as an oils artist.
She discusses how line, color, brushwork and finishing touches are all paramount to her final compositions and how she takes great pleasure from completing the eyes of her subjects because it makes her feel like she has a rapport with them. Finally comes her bitter sweet moment where she applies the final varnish to her signature to commemorate the finalisation of her artwork.
Brazilian watercolor artist Cembranelli showcases his skills and talented eye by showing us in his studio how he tackles a floral still life. Its hard to say what his technique is, you really have to watch it to interpret for yourself. The final painting is beautiful and full of vibrancy and much can be gained from following his style. Certainly too advanced for beginners but even if you are then the video is still definitely worth a watch.