Best art supplies for your art training: The Classical Atelier Shop

Classical Art Student

I felt left alone When I started to take an interest in classical painting, I unfortunately couldn’t find the right books for it. Neither in normal libraries nor in dedicated art supplies shops. Classical painting didn’t seem to be an issue. So in the end I bought books that spoke of classical painting in their … Read more

Munsell Color Charts PDF to print at Home

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“Thank you for making this product available, it’s very useful!” Florent Farges – www.florentfarges.com Color references are often very pricey. In my blog post “Save hundreds on studio equipment!” I showed you how I made my own color charts. In the end this can literally save you hundreds of (insert your currency here). And in “Mixing Neutrals” … Read more

Instructional Video “Portraits in the Wild” by James Gurney

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I find portraits the most challenging subjects since you need to capture the likeness of the person whereas a tree is always a tree. To paint a particular person you need to take extra care. On business fairs I drew many many portraits using smartphones or tablets with a pressure sensitive stylus pen. With modern … Read more

Save hundreds on studio equipment! Color charts on a budget

Save 781.50€ on studio equipment!…..What? Recently I talked about the Munsell color system which in brief is a system based on the three qualities of color – hue, value and chroma which helps you in judging color. As an artist you will need to know what colors to mix for your subject and which paints to … Read more

Instructional video by Douglas Flynt

I recently wrote about Scott Waddell’s new instructional video “Drawing & Painting” and considered it as very valuable since it is packed with lots of information. Two days later I found Douglas Flynt’s instructional video which somehow went under my radar since it is available for over 2 months now. With $39.95 (~29€) for 74 … Read more