Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Studio

Posted by: Dave

Well, we are on our way to setting up a temporary studio until we can build one ourselves. I can't stress how nice it is to be working in natural light.

View from our studio

What's that you say? Do I have a neutral grey shrieking zombie palette? Damn right I do. I have to thank my wife and the artist (Kalene Dunsmoor airbrushed it but the design is from James Ryman) for this one. What an amazing Birthday present.

Friday, June 10, 2011

David A. Leffel Award for Still Life

Posted by: Dave
Just received news that I won second place in the David Leffel Award for Excellence in Painting for Still Life.  In addition, Kate received an honorable mention.  Between the two us, we may have brought in enough prize money to buy a 3-D TV.  Very tempting, but Kate says we'll probably end up spending it on boring things that we "need" like groceries and bills.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Video Review for The Study of Color

Posted by: Dave

This one hour video just released by Michael Klein covers his theory of color as used in his own paintings. He does a good job articulating how he incorporates the Munsell system of color into his work and palette setup, and explains what the Munsell system really is. This is all demonstrated through a still life painting and close up shots of his palette, which he narrates over. He also puts time aside to do some interesting color mixing demos. Though I would recommend this video for most, it may not be so useful for the absolute beginner. Only problem I had with the video, and almost every art video for that matter, is the lack of good music. By their very nature, these videos are a slow watch, so why not throw some Pantera in there to liven things up. Try not being totally pumped to paint while listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy4Db3eCxeg

For purchase information on the video visit http://www.michaelkleinpaintings.com/