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Oil Painting Class on Oil Painting escapes and Light Bridge

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in art instruction dvds, how to paint with oils, oil painting class, oil painting classes, oil painting dvd, oil painting instruction | 0 comments

An oil painting class on how light bridges can amplify the beauty of your paintings and how these would capture your viewers attention to constatly wander through you paintings!


Oil Painting escapes and Light Bridge



An oil painting class by artist Daniel Edmondson discussing a little know concept in painting about light bridging and escapes for better pictures. Viewers will learn how to practically play with light to entice the viewers eyes and make them wander back and forth through the painting. This concept has helped many young and veteran artists alike take their painting skills to higher levels as well as producing much better works of art sending their families, relatives, and friends in awe. This oil painting class will definitely broaden your knowledge about oil painting!

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Translation as painting techniques for the best statement – oil painting intruction

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in oil painting class, oil painting dvd, oil painting instruction | 0 comments

  You may hear me using the term “translation” in oil painting class and this is a relatively new in the
scope of oil paintng instruction and techniques for many artists. You look at a setup or
model which is exists in the visual world, then translate what you see
into paint.  Much like you might do if you translated French into
English…during this translation process the words you choose will be
colored by the intention of the phrase. What is your intention? When I use
the word translation, I mean I want you to take the painting to a little
bit different, higher place than maybe what just copying could do.  Once
in a while copying the subject is the highest place that the painting
could get to although, I would say in most times, that is not the case. 

What I want you to do
is to look at the still life or figure, and look at how the light is
arranged, how the color is arranged, how you want the eye path to go, what
the movement looks like from light and value changes and decide what would
be the absolute best painting possible.  You get to pick and choose what
flowers go where, or how you want the light to travel across the model
until you get exactly the effect that you want. Examples:  – where do you
want the painting to have the brightest color, where do you want the
brightest light and what is going to be the best arrangement of the
elements of color, value, edges, paint application – thick and thin, to
yield the absolute best oil painting. Don’t save these oil painting instruction tips just for oil painting class but try putting notes on your easel to remind you to use these tips.

Not only are you
going to look at the set up, or the model, I recommend you look at
references and see how other people have done it and borrow any good
ideas.  You then decide what would work well for this painting and that
would work better than what I am seeing in my photographs and better than
what I am seeing in reality. 

Sowhen you are in an oil painting class take the best of
reality, take the best of photographs that you have, the best from your
computer screen, the best of reference pictures of other paintings (these
can even be paintings you have done) of similar types of things and you
combine them to create the absolute best painting possible.  I hope you can take this little bit of oil painting istruction and use it in one of your  next paintings.  For more info like this check out my oil painting DVD series.

by Daniel Edmondson

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Oil Painting Class is like Algebra Class?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in oil painting classes, oil painting dvd, Painting Lesson | 0 comments

Oil Painting Class is like Algebra Class?


9da78af97355c06 Oil Painting Class is like Algebra Class?


If someone had given you all sorts of numbers, like on a chalkboard, with parenthesis, plus signs, minus signs, multiplication signs and division signs, equal signs, brackets and they said “okay, here you go… Do algebra”.  It would be very difficult to do algebra.  But, if someone had demonstrated how to do algebra, it would be difficult, but eventually you could do it and you could grasp it.  Painting is much the same way in that we put a model up in front of you, say a nude as in the classical way to learn (and it’s the hardest way).  So, they give you a nude and then they squeeze out paints and they say “okay, do a painting”. Often oil painting class can feel just like this.

It is crazy to think that you could do painting immediately from life in an oil painting class.  The shift I am looking for is in your understanding of painting.  It is sort of like algebra.  Painting is a translation; so to translate what you see onto your canvas with no real prior explanations, is nearly impossible. 

So, here is what I want you to think about instead.now: “how I translate this – where do I want to go”.  Do I want to do algebra that looks like Rembrandt, do I want to do algebra that looks like Alice Neal.  Then you have someone that has explained it to you through their paintings and now you can translate it into your art using those lessons learned from the master’s paintings.  For the parts that you can’t get from their paintings you and a great oil painting class art teacher can work together and figure it out.   In Daniel Edmondson oil painting DVD algebra is easy.


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