Archive for the Artists Category

Keene Wilson’s Notes on Fowkes, Berberian, Huston, Fechin, Sargent & McCaw

Posted in Artists, Painting Advice, Painting technique on Saturday, September 7, 2013 by Todd Shaffer

Keene Wilson has collected pages of notes on the following artist’s teachings and procedures.

Ovanes Berberian

Dan McCaw

Carolyn Anderson

Nathan Fowkes

Steve Huston

Nicolai Fechin

John Singer Sargent

Sergei Bongart

Henry Yann

Henry Yann on Light



Henry Raleigh

Posted in Artists on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Todd Shaffer

Henry Raleigh is one of my favorite illustrators from the early 20th century.  David Apatoff has put together a very informative introduction to Henry Raleigh.

P. J. Lynch, Illustrator

Posted in Artists, Children's Book Illustrator, Online Galleries, P J Lynch, Video on Monday, July 21, 2008 by Todd Shaffer

P. J. Lynch is a talented illustrator of children’s books.  He has a series of video’s that show his working techniques, in designing illustrations, planning books, and painting in both watercolor and oils.  His blog and his website are worth a visit.

Sergei Bongart website

Posted in Artists, Sergei Bongart on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 by Todd Shaffer

Sergei Bongart is a phenomenal painter in the Russian Impressionist tradition.  I took a number of oil painting workshops with one of his students Ovanes Berberian in Carpinteria, California many years ago, and was introduced to Bongart’s work and methods then.

Sergei Bongart website >>>

Gerhartz, Christensen, Weistling, Burdick on DVD

Posted in Artists, Demonstrations, Resources on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 by Todd Shaffer

Imagine having 3 to 6 hours to watch a great artist create a painting from start to finish.  That’s just what Lilliedahl Studio has done.  They have produced a small library of ‘guest artist’ DVD’s of some of the most talented, highly collected traditional artists working today.  Dan Gerhartz, Scott Christensen, Morgan Weistling, Scott Burdick and many others have been under the camera, so to speak. 

The DVD’s are taped at the artist’s studio, in their environment.  They discuss their materials and their procedure, sometimes breaking out of the demonstration to address a certain thing. 

I have purchased all 4 of the first DVD’s produced with these artists, and they are all fantastic.  What you will learn from them is stuff you can’t get from a book, nor from most art schools or workshops.  If you’re serious about growing as an artist, you will spend the extra money to get these DVDs.

 Huihan Lui is scheduled for next year, and that’s one you won’t want to miss either.

Go to Lillidahl’s Guest Artist DVD’s