Tony’s Shop



Are you tired of those realistically painted scenes?  
On this DVD, you will see a line drawing of a southern dwelling and live oak converted into a sketch of light and dark patterns.  I start on deciding  the light direction and next, with a mid-value gray, paint the shadows and dark shapes to make the scene and shapes “readable”.
In the next phase, I show how to create abstract, non-objective “underpaintings” on top of which – believe it or not – almost ANYTHING can be superimposed.  You can have a lot of fun with that.  
To prove that point, the first scene is painted in full color on a sheet of clear acetate and placed over several underpaintings, with amazing results.   However, I must make clear that I do not usually paint on acetate – except in this case – to show how an actual subject can be placed on a non-objective underpainting. Therefore, to demonstrate this approach, I use one of the just completed underpaintings to create the same subject on it, this time in full color.   But wait, there is more!
Next, I like to make you aware of the importance of negative shapes, by using another underpainting to coax an autumn forest scene into existence.  When we do this during my workshop, I suggest some practice on drawing paper before tackling it on an underpainting.  
Last, a gallery of my creative examples completes this DVD.   Now it is your turn. Have fun exploring this technique!
Length 80 minutes
$35.00 includes mailing in the US.  
$45.00 includes mailing international orders.
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