Watch Stacy Kamin as she discusses how the coronavirus quarantine and lock down has given her plenty of time to paint. She gives you a quick review of how to paint from sketches of a church in Spain. Stacy explains how she will paint from sketches. ... Read More
Watch Jackie and Sherrie discuss one of the wonderful films in The Artists Guild Library. Tackling a still life isn't as difficult as you think. The main featured image inspired this painting demonstration.
Learn about how the still life was set up, and why Sherrie set it up... Read More
Watch Sherrie and Jackie discuss what it is like to paint in their studio. Learn to paint from masters artists as if you are inside their studio can be a wonderful way to learn.
What If You Had Been a Fly on the Wall in Rembrandt’s Studio?
The "A Day... Read More
David Leffel has a illustrious career, and has always made time to teach. Early on, he developed a love of sharing his understanding about painting and drawing with others. At some point, he realized that workshops and class situations limited his access to students. Offering painting and drawing... Read More
Many of the greatest artists in American history have walked through the doors of the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Some 55 years ago, a young David Leffel, entered those prestigious doors. And over his lifetime has joined the ranks of those American greats.
I'm Tim Newton, Chairman of... Read More
By Sherrie McGraw
Who said that painting and drawing isn't for everyone? Well, this is a little girl, at age 4, said she wants to paint like David and me.
"We were getting ready for preschool with (our daughter) Eva, and she was doing some drawings with crayons, and... Read More
This conversation between Jackie Kamin and Sherrie McGraw is about the best painting brushes for artists. They offer a discussion on tips and advice for artists to help them master their craft.
Jackie: Hey Sherrie. How are you?
Sherrie: Hi Jackie, I'm good. How are you doing?
Jackie: Good to see you.... Read More
Learning how to make a brushstroke doesn't have to be difficult and you can easily adapt to my learning techniques!
Good morning and welcome to my studio. Today I am going to talk to you about the importance of brushstrokes. They are really the lifeblood of your painting.
It's important to... Read More
Finding Inspiration for a Painting
The most important requirement is the desire to paint. The best way to get started is have a collection of resources and references, like photos, sketches and other artists’ work that you admire. This can be inspirational when looking for ideas. Keep a sketchbook for... Read More
How important is drawing to portrait painting
I believe that drawing is so important to portrait painting. From my own experience, drawing has improved my portrait painting. The more I draw the better my hand and eye coordination gets. This allows me to become more accurate and direct with my drawing.... Read More