Scott Burdick is known for his bold brushwork and lush color in his figurative paintings. What underlies those powerful paintings is a mastery of figurative drawing and anatomy. In this new four-hour program, Scott demonstrates how to use various drawing media to create masterful drawings in red conte, traditional charcoal and wet-brush charcoal powder.
Scott Burdick is without question a master at demonstrating the art of painting a figure. His superb ability to portray color, line and design in a two hour demonstration is fantastic. He is magnificent in capturing the subtleties and the value needed to bring a figure to life. Scott shares many techniques with his audience. Art students of all levels will benefit from watching Scott develop the challenges of interpreting the human figure. Hear his view points on the subject, as you watch him paint the model from start to finish. This video is a must for every artist who desires to paint the human figure.
Over the span of two hours and 12 minutes, viewers will witness every phase of the portrait study's development. Beginning with the charcoal sketch and moving straight through paint and block-in and the development of shapes, values and color temperature, Scott shows how it's done. As he lays in paint, his running commentary reveals how an experienced portraitist judges proportions, shadows, reflections, edges and mush more.
This first video In the Studio with…Scott Burdick is the longest and offers a great substitute to a workshop with Scott, as it is as informative as the program he would offer in such a class. With limited time to satisfy his gallery and invitational exhibition commitments, Scott is not available to teach as many workshops as students would like. This is a superlative alternative to studying with Scott.
A veteran pianist deserving of wider recognition, Larry Vuckovich has spent several decades on the American jazz scene since leaving his native Yugoslavia for the U.S. in the early '50s. For the most part the songs on these 2011 sessions focus on bop and hard bop from the late '50s and early '60s, ranging from solo piano to trio, quartet, and quintet, featuring tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton on five selections. Vuckovich's working group includes tenor saxophonist Noel Jewkes, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Chuck McPherson. Vuckovich's solo treatment of Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica" mixes glistening lines with jaunty bop, while his approach to Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" is lush with a few Tatum-inspired runs added for fun.
One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel when he cut obscure flop records in the late '50s and early '60s in the teen idol vein. He then hooked up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They weren't named Walker, they weren't brothers, and they weren't English, but they nevertheless became a part of the British Invasion after moving to the U.K. in 1965. They enjoyed a couple of years of massive success there (and a couple of hits in the U.S.) in a Righteous Brothers vein. As their full-throated lead singer and principal songwriter, Walker was the dominant artistic force in the group, who split in 1967. While remaining virtually unknown in his homeland, Walker launched a hugely successful solo career in Britain with a unique blend of orchestrated, almost MOR arrangements with idiosyncratic and morose lyrics. At the height of psychedelia, Walker openly looked to crooners like Sinatra, Jack Jones, and Tony Bennett for inspiration, and to Jacques Brel for much of his material. None of those balladeers, however, would have sung about the oddball subjects – prostitutes, transvestites, suicidal brooders, plagues, and Joseph Stalin – that populated Walker's songs.