Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Carder Method

I don't usually like painting methods that are inorganic and formulaic, but I have to admit that The Carder Method stands out for a few reasons. First, Mark Carder's work is on a much higher plane than I expected, and second, he has created a really cool color checker device to help choose correct colors. Third, his students seem to do pretty well with it.

I would warn against constructing an entire painting by using dividers and a color checker. I think they're great tools to check your work, but put yourself into it, and don't let the devices make all your decisions.

Here's a page of sample video clips from his DVD.

Here's Carder's portraiture website.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Another Lipking video

Here's another Lipking demo. Not the best video quality, sorry to say, but you get a feel for his method.

Looking at Jeremy's site, It appears that his new DVD has been released, and at a lower cost than I expected!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cat with Wisteria

This was a bit of serendipity. I had been battling some out-of-control wisteria in my yard, and looked to YouTube for gardening answers, when I came across this delightful watercolor demo of a calico cat with, you guessed it... wisteria.

I was spellbound. I'm in the middle of a ten-year love affair with my own calico, and this really caught my imagination.


Friday, February 01, 2008

Countdown to Jeremy Lipking's video

I previously posted about Jeremy. He's a shining star in the realist world today. A real talent.

He emailed me this morning to announce he will soon be releasing his long-awaited DVD.

Here's a teaser...

Here's Jeremy's website.

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Great YouTube video by Seamus Berkeley

What a great portrait! He worked in oils on paper*. I'd really like to try that, but have so little time to paint at all these days.

Here's Seamus' website.

*Correction... See comments. It was on loose canvas. Thanks Seamus.

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