The following is a reprint of an article about my approach to a painting. I explore the psychology of the process of painting the picture. The blog system isn't liking the 2nd page, so for the full article, please see the PDF: http://hollandgallery.com/PDF/International-Artist-Gary-Holland-sm.pdf…
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This is a short video I created that depicts my concept of painting a series of images based on a theme. in this theme, The Children of China, my intent was to depict the spirit and subtle passion of children in the countryside in modern China. Using an impressionist and colorist approach I place the viewer in the position of dwelling on the children, imagining what their inner world is truly about. I choose to not overtly communicate "passion" but rather, allow the viewer to "be there"…Continue
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…
Trying to be too literal will handcuff your efforts and almost guarantee a poor painting.
This is a very common misstep by outdoor painters. Especially in plein air where the objects you’re painting are right in front of you. Their immediacy almost demands you render them as they are. And, you’re being instructed to carefully observe the subtleties of local color, temperatures, reflected light and intensities. Nonetheless, resist slavishly duplicating your subject or you’re in…
Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 23, 2015 at 11:33am — No 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.…Continue
Added by Edwin Bertolet on December 7, 2015 at 3:58pm — No 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…
Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 29, 2015 at 6:05pm — No Comments
“It’s Just Paint and Canvas”
By Rick J. Delanty
What is the true” market value” of a painting? How does a potential collector know that a fair price is being offered? After all, the price can be negotiated…It’s not like a car, a stereo system, or a suit jacket that contains technical components and can be shopped between stores. It’s only paint and canvas, right?
Added by Rick J. Delanty on December 3, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments