Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Introduction to Oil Painting

This is a still life study similar to one done in my introductory oil painting class at the Visual Arts Centre in Montreal.  In the accompanying video I focus on simplifying the subject first into basic relationships of light and shadow and then go on to explain how I finish the painting. The goal is to help inexperienced painters understand the thinking process that goes into the making of a painting. 

Here is the video:

Since I am never completely satisfied with the way colour gets translated into the video during production, I  thought it might be useful to see some of the slides from the process: