In 1841 a portrait painter and tinkerer, John Golf Rand, invented the collapsible artist's paint tube. I've read that Renoir said, "Without tubes of paint, there would have been no Impressionism." Really? Like most stuff you read on the Internet, those types of "quotes" remind me of that game of "Gossip" we played as kids. Go ahead, google Renoir's quote and see what pops … [Read more...]
The Alexander Method™ – Part II
Last time we mentioned that Bill lost his home. We'll get to that in a minute. First, though let's answer this question. What makes the Alexander Method™ special? The secret is in Bill’s wet-on-wet technique. The emphasis in this sentence is on the word "Bill's." You see, Bill innovated the wet-on-wet technique that painters used for centuries. We'll highlight some of Bill's … [Read more...]
“I can blend so easy!”
[Q&A] What is Magic White™?
Too much oil!
Today's video clip is a bit longer than usual. The point of the video is to show you how you can stay cool in a tight spot. It also shows how forgiving the oil painting medium is. The most important thing is how Bill solves problems "in the moment." Artists solve problems I heard a guy say a while back that "artists solve problems." And isn't that what happens when you're … [Read more...]