The Russian spirit of passion and expressive paint has always been an allure for Jacqueline. Following in that artistic lineage, it is only natural that she is attracted to Impressionism.
Florida artists William Schultz, Charlotte Dickinson, Marjorie Bradley and Pauline Ney founded this the American Impressionist’s Society in 1998. AIS... Read More
Dr. Ed Gelmann is a professor at Columbia University in New York City and has been an avid collector of David’s work for many years. He has two special women in his life—Dana and her daughter, Kimora, who he loves like his own child. They came to ski Taos... Read More
David was visiting my studio this particular day and wanted to paint a model. We hired Maude as she has been my favorite model for years now. David was excited to paint her again, as she posed for him years ago in Los Angeles. As well as being an... Read More
This has been a mantra of David’s since I was a student. He always talked about how it was nearly impossible to make careless brushstrokes throughout a painting and then suddenly change and make a meaningful piece of paint. I always believed him, but doing it was... Read More
By David A Leffel
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. Paintings are reproduced in their entirety as well... Read More
Some have called The Language of Drawing the definitive instructional book on the art of line. If the reader is looking for an alternative to rendered academic drawing, this is the book to buy. McGraw helps restore the child-like vigor and delight to drawing while bringing it firmly into... Read More
In this wonderful and informative blog, Stacy Kamin leads us through the very complex theory of shadows when painting light and shadow in the chiaroscuro way of working in oil. In oil painting shadows help create the illusion of dimension. One of the most important techniques is the skill... Read More
What is the importance of making beautiful brushstrokes when painting in oils? Can I master techniques of brushstrokes? What effects can I achieve with brush control? How do I hold the paint brush and what muscles do I use?
These and many more questions will be addressed in this blog.... Read More
How do I guide the viewer's eye through a painting? How do I control soft and hard edges? When does the brain rest on a hard edge and travel over the soft edges in a painting? The use of edges in painting is the subject of this blog. How... Read More
How do I preserve my painting from dust, grime, and the elements?
What are conservators' struggles concerning old paintings?
This blog will not only describe different types of varnish and their benefits, but it will let you in on David Leffel's method of varnishing a painting and what mediums other artists... Read More