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How to use Color to convey distance

Gabor Svagrik

In this short video Colley Whisson will show you how he uses COLOR to convey distance between foreground, mid ground and background. He will also show you how you can use blues to push back the distance and how to use warmer colors to convey a stronger foreground.

Need more guidance on painting the figure? CLICK HERE to see Colley's full feature instructional videos

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How to paint better [values] in mountains

Gabor Svagrik

We know when our values are correct in a landscape painting because they have depth. Your eyes virtually take you into the scene and you feel the distance.

In this short video, Gabor Svagrik, shows you what to be aware of and how to achieve better values in your distant hills and mountains.

Need help with your landscape values? CLICK HERE to see Gabor's full feature instructional videos

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The Importance of Lost and Found [ Edges ]

Gabor Svagrik

In portrait painting we need to understand how to use EDGES in order to create interest in certain parts of the form. In this short video Ned Mueller will explain more on this topic. 

Need guidance on perfecting your portraits? CLICK HERE to see Ned's full feature instructional videos

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Why You Need to Think About Edges

Gabor Svagrik

Edges are very important in every painting. Watch below as George Strickland explains how he uses them to move the viewers eye around a painting. 

Want help with your edges and focal points? CLICK HERE to see George's full feature instructional videos

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2 Types of Shadow Edges You Need to Know

Gabor Svagrik

Understanding the two types of shadow edges is very important in figurative painting. Robert Lemler will explain these important things in this short but informative video. Enjoy!

Need more guidance on painting the figure? CLICK HERE to see Robert's full feature instructional videos

To see more of Robert Lemler's paintings visit his website HERE

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3 Things to a successful painting

Gabor Svagrik

There are three major things you must keep your eye on all the time while creating a painting. Ken will tell you what these things are in this short video. We all want to jump right into mixing paint but the more planning we do the better the results will be. 

If you are interested in learning more about Ken's painting philosophy, we offer Ken's complete Self-Study Online course. Click here to find out more. 

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3 Top [ Design ] Concepts

Gabor Svagrik

Watch Phil Starke as he explains 3 key principles you should look for before your brush even touches the canvas.

  • Focal Point
  • Horizon Line
  • Lines and Shapes

    To view more of Phil Starke's work visit his website.

    To SEE as an artist instead of seeing like a camera, with Phil Starke as your teacher, please view his 5 day studio workshop video series by CLICKING HERE.

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Why [ Design ] is important?

Gabor Svagrik

So often we want to jump right into color.  However, design is more important than color & values. Watch this short video by Kenn Backhaus on his philosophy of design.

To view more of Kenn Backhaus's work visit his website

Struggling with your landscape designs? CLICK HERE to see Kenn's full feature instructional videos

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