An Artist Teaches :
Reflections on the Art of Painting
(5th Edition - Hardcover)
By David A. Leffel
Internationally Recognized as a “20th Century Old Master”. In David’s Book, You Will Discover Revolutionary Ideas on Visual Concept & Painting Techniques.
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David, in reading your book, it is clear that you own the teaching process as surely as you own each brushstroke on the canvas. Through An Artist Teaches, I get to be in the presence of a Master, and I am touched and humbled by it.
~ Dr. Michael Klaper
David A. Leffel’s Humble Beginnings: The Rembrandt of Our Time
An Artist Teaches Book Contents
The Best Basic & Advanced Oil Painting Instruction With 145 Pages of Luscious Full-Color Art Reproductions.
by Ira Goldberg
A Revolutionary Approach
by Gregg Kreutz
Welcome to the World of David A. Leffel
by Sherrie McGraw
Parts: Concept, Techniques/Tools, Reflections
by David A. Leffel
This book identifies basic knowledge needed to learn to paint as seen in exquisite examples of David Leffel’s own work. You’ll learn how a visual concept unites a painting and determines every decision that follows. You’ll see details of masterworks that show the rich brushwork that is possible with oil paint.
You’ll understand how to use a painter’s tools to express your own ideas: value, color, edges and paint quality. Leffel will give you understanding that applies to all subject matter including plein air work. You’ll be inspired to become the best artist you can be!
This book is not only one of the most important books on understanding the foundation of learning to paint, it is also a magnificent gallery of more than 140 color reproductions of work from throughout Leffel’s illustrious career.
This book is my bible when it comes to painting and understanding the process. I read it and study the paintings almost every day. David’s intelligent approach encourages confidence in the student and a passion for learning. Absolutely great for stimulating inspiration and action. Can’t do without it.
A few years ago I learned about David Leffel and his his painting style on YouTube. When I first saw his videos and his style of Abstract Realism I knew then I had found my teacher. I began to buy books first and because of “An Artists Teaches”, my art began to improve rather fast. For more than a year now I have been getting a great value and a first class education of fine drawing and painting classes from the best.
Highly recommended this book for Leffel’s clear approach and philosophy on painting. It’s like sitting in on a Master class on oil painting.
I so love painting and the work David Leffel has done to inspire the absolute beauty of oil painting and the passion his books bring to my journey as an artist … BRAVO !!
This book is excellent, a must for who likes David A. Leffel or who wants to learn more about painting.
David A. Leffel's Illustrious Career
David A Leffel is world-renowned and one of the most revered artists of our time. Not only has he mastered his craft as a fine artist, but he is also a gifted teacher. A beloved instructor for 20 years at the iconic Art Students League of New York until his move to Taos, New Mexico in 1992, Leffel has continued to share his knowledge about painting with students nationally through workshops and worldwide through his live Sunday morning chats about painting on Bright Light Fine Art’s Facebook page.
As a young artist in New York City, he studied Rembrandt to understand what old masters knew about painting. He shares this traditional knowledge in a simple and concise way in his classic book, An Artist Teaches. Appropriate for beginners and professionals alike, this book simplifies the elements of painting in a way that will make learning to oil paint simpler than you thought possible. In this book, you will benefit from insights learned from a brilliant 60-year art career. David will inspire you to start painting in the sculptural painting tradition so that you can realize your artistic visions.
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Whether we strive to attain greater fulfillment as students of art – or merely seek a deeper understanding of the creative force and its process, “An Artist Teaches: Reflections on the Art of Painting” inspires us to evolve.