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.
Daniel E. Greene, N.A. is a former instructor of painting at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York. He is the author of "Pastel" that was in print for 25 years and "The Art of Pastel," which were published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. In 1969, Mr. Greene was elected to the National Academy of Design.
How do you see color? Which colors work best together? How are colors mixed? Why do colors clash or harmonize? How are convincing skin tones made? What is the secret of warm and cool colors? Of advancing and receding tones? These questions and more will be answered through this instructional DVD. Daniel Greenes unique color techniques can be applied to a wide range of artistic and practical uses. Whether you paint or design do portraits landscapes abstractions or still lifes whether you work in oil pastel acrylic alkyds or watercolors this new approach to understanding color may be helpful to you. Throughtout this DVD Daniel Greene illustrates his points using examples of not only his works but of art from the Old Masters to the Impressionists.