Edwin Bertolet
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What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

By Ed Bertolet

Sometimes lessons about painting can come from surprising places. In this case the lesson came from a slide projector.…


Dynamic Observation

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 10:25am 1 Comment

Dynamic Observation

By Ed Bertolet

What on earth is dynamic observation? I have coined that phrase to get your attention and to remind you that the way you see your subject is…


Using a Single Brush

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 6:05pm 0 Comments

Try using a Single Brush to do a painting.

By Ed Bertolet

Using a single brush to do a painting will do two things for you... it will keep your work loose by preventing you…


Start like a Butcher and Finish Like a Surgeon

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Too often we make the job of painting a picture much more difficult than it needs to be. Mainly because we lack the patience and discipline to establish a good start and jump directly into painting detail way before we ought to. Maybe this is because we think if we can nail down a detail, we can build the rest of the painting around it. There are so many things to consider we feel overwhelmed and think this bit…


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