Archive for the Painting technique 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



Practical Advice for Art Students

Posted in Painting Advice, Painting technique on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Todd Shaffer

Charles Lasar published a little book in 1910 called Practical Advice from Art Students. The book is hard to come by, but you can read some excerpts at Matthew Innis’ website Underpaintings.

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Two Color Layin

Posted in Painting technique on Monday, August 30, 2010 by Todd Shaffer

Stapleton Kearns has a great post on a two-color layin of a seascape, using viridian and iron red oxide. Great demonstration to show what you can accomplish with two pigments, and beautifully.

Stapleton Kearns Seascape Demo

Posted in Demonstrations, Painting technique on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Todd Shaffer

Very nice oil painting demo of a seascape by Stapleton Kearns.


Jeff Legg DVD Demo

Posted in Demonstrations, Painting technique, Still Life, Video on Saturday, February 20, 2010 by Todd Shaffer

Still life painter Jeff Legg will be releasing a DVD through Lilledahl Publications.

Thick Painting with Brad Teare

Posted in Painting Quality, Painting technique, Video on Saturday, December 12, 2009 by Todd Shaffer

Brad Teare at Thick Paint has posted a number of videos of his technique of painting thickly.