Friday, October 18, 2013


Painted Palette Art Studio

“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” 
Eugene Delacroix 

Everyone learns differently, and I think how you learn is very important.  That’s why I work with my students one to one for the maximum learning experience.  It’s like having a private tutor.  I know it works, I see how my students progress and it’s amazing. 

I start with very simple and basic fundamentals. Color, of course, is one of the main problems for a student to understand.  Since painting is about color, this is a good place to start by learning to mix color and understand values.  This helps the student to better understand color and also get a feeling for the oil medium before tackling a painting.

Along with the introduction to color, each student is learning about mediums, brush types, canvas preparation, as well as many other things.   By the time they are ready to begin their first painting they are more confident. 

The first painting usually begins by painting a still life set up in the studio.  During the painting process , design elements will be introduced and supported by lectures as well as printed material for each student.  Everything is designed to enable the student to have a positive learning experience.  

As we all know learning something new can be overwhelming at times.  That’s why it is very important as a teacher to work closely with each student, so that not only are they learning but they are also enjoying the creative experience.  

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