In the fall 2007 issue of Watercolor, Johnnie Liliedahl discussed Old Master approaches that help her students understand the basics of oil painting. Here, we present a demonstration for her painting Lady in White.
Read the Workshop article focusing on Liliedahl's technique.
Artists from around the country flock to Jeremy Lipking’s workshops to learn the secret of the young painter’s success. As he proved in a recent figurative workshop in California, however, the only secret he’s harboring is a mastery of the fundamentals.
Once artists understand the basic technical issues related to painting, they need to ask themselves a series of questions about their intentions and progress. Florida artist Larry Moore recently conducted a workshop on how to develop the ability to identify and resolve problems.
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Among the many techniques Johnnie Liliedahl teaches in workshops and on DVDs are several Old Master approaches that help students understand the basics of oil painting. Her class on the grisaille method is particularly helpful in understanding how to develop an effective composition of values and how to handle paint quality.
Be sure to check out the first installment of Liliedahl’s video demonstration “Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria,” which will be live on September 12.