This comprehensive instructional DVD from Daniel Greene guides the artist in a 2-1/2 hour journey into pastel portraiture. Follow Greene step-by-step as he paints a pastel portrait from start to finish. This extraordinary DVD includes: Valuable tips on how to best organize your materials as well as thorough explanations of canvas, brushes, and other materials used. An introduction into selecting backgrounds and lighting, and choosing comfortable and natural positions for models. A glimpse at Greene's creative process through composition and preliminary drawing, painting in the early stages, and progression from darks to middle tones to lights. A checklist to help determine when the portrait is complete. Tips for painting hair and clothing. A suggested materials list. DVD, 160 minutes long.
A Zurich, Switzerland, native, composer, flutist, and saxophonist Daniel Schnyder is as comfortable and gifted with classical chamber music as with avant-garde jazz, easily crossing between both significant genres of music. He originally studied flute in his homeland at the Conservatory of Winterthur. After moving to the United States, he switched to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and began to study jazz arranging, composition, and the saxophone. He has worked with Lew Soloff, Lee Konitz, Abdullah Ibrahim, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and many others over the years.