Color theory should be useful! I found early on in my career that I was going to need to have a strategy for developing a coherent color scheme in a picture rather than trying to just guess what would look best. This is the logic of why I choose what I choose in every single picture I paint and how to get to that color. This is not a how to mix paint video series. It is the explanation of how I know what paint to mix in order to get to the desired outcome.
A richly detailed journey through the epic history of still life painting, featuring a range of delights from the earliest existing Xenia mural paintings discovered at Pompeii to the cubist masterpieces of Picasso. Awash with rich imagery of fruit, flowers and humble domestic objects, this lively take on the story of still life encompasses the work of some of the genre's greatest artists from Caravaggio to Chardin and Cezanne. But it also captures the surprising contributions of the less well known, including asparagus enthusiast Adriaen Coorte and female flower painter in the court of Louis XVI, Anne Vallayer-Coster. With contributions from historians Bettany Hughes and Janina Ramirez, art historians Andrew Graham Dixon and Norman Bryson, and philosopher Alain de Botton amongst others, it opens up the huge social histories that lie behind the paintings and the fascinating lives of the people who made them.
Fresco Landscape Mural Landscapes are typically the major element of mural paintings. This landscape, as well as the techniques that will be used to realize it, have been specifically designed for beginners. Landscapes are hard to paint and full of traps, but thanks to many years of experience as a painter and teacher, Pascal Amblard has been able to create this composition in order to drastically reduce the difficulty without compromising the decorative qualities of the mural. Students will study different types of vegetation as well as the creation of depth and space through a controlled use of aerial perspective.