David Cheifetz | "Basics + Still Life Oil Painting"
DAVID CHEIFETZ | "STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING"
Master artist David Cheifetz guides students through his process of creating a still life oil painting, expressing concepts both simple and powerful that can help you add a sense of focus and drama to your own paintings. The live audience provides a depth that is normally inaccessible in a typical instructional video, occasionally sparking Cheifetz to go beyond his primary concepts and veer into more thoughtful and personal territory. Cheifetz adapts to the evolving painting, problem solving on the fly, a process which necessitates clarity of intent. You will learn to establish and continually reestablish a clarity of intent that will help you navigate the turbulent middle stages of a painting that can often derail the artist. Renowned for his painting proficiency with both brush and knife, Cheifetz demonstrates the usage of both tools.
"Still Life Oil Painting" Course Outline:
- Setting The Stage + Composition + Blocking In (58:41)
- Beginning Stages of Full Color (47:15)
- Continuing Full Color (1:05:42)
- Searching For Focus (1:39:30)
- Finishing and Fine Tuning (1:45:25)
"Still Life Oil Painting" Specs:
- Unlimited Streaming @ 1080p
- Over 6 Hours of Instructional Content
DAVID CHEIFETZ | "OIL PAINTING BASICS"
Learning how to paint with oils can be an intimidating prospect. This comprehensive course sets out to clarify and demystify the application of this beautiful medium for even the most inexperienced beginner.
David Cheifetz's method is simple and direct. He paints with a wet-on-wet "alla-prima" approach, a style that is very friendly to the novice artist with no concerns over drying times and complex layering.
From what paint to use, to how to hold a brush, to the secrets of painting a realistic form, Cheifetz will guide you through his uncluttered and powerful approach to oil painting. You are in good hands to launch your painting journey or to sharpen your existing skills.
- Easels and Lighting (04:13)
- Materials (35:33)
- Mahl Stick
- Phonebook for Mixing
- Laying Out Paints (04:34)
- Framing and Varnishing (18:11)
- Brush Painting Demo #1 – Pt.1 Toning The Panel (06:27)
- Brush Painting Demo #1 – Pt.2 Shape of Shadow + Painting The Light (26:41)
- Brush Painting Demo #1 – Pt.3 Adding The Background + Refining + Painting The Dark (21:17)
- Brush Painting Demo #1 – Pt.4 Final Touches (16:35)
- Knife Painting Demo #2 - Pt.1 Shape of Shadow (15:13)
- Knife Painting Demo #2 - Pt.2 Painting The Light (29:35)
- Knife Painting Demo #2 - Pt.3 Adding The Background (12:26)
- Knife Painting Demo #2 - Pt.4 Refining + Painting The Dark (54:19)
- Knife Painting Demo #2 - Pt.5 Final Words (01:38)
- Storing Oil Paints (06:05)
- Bonus - Obliterating The Painting (00:43)
- Unlimited Streaming @ 1080p
- Over 5 Hours of Instructional Content
"David's workshop on still life composition was excellent, and left me with many new ideas and techniques to incorporate into my own work. He is a superb, perceptive, and patient instructor, who is able to intuit the best approach for each student. His suggestions were invariably helpful, and he is adept at offering solutions and "next steps" tailored to each painter's needs, as well as gently introducing new and more effective approaches."
- Brie Dodson
"I just finished a David Cheifetz workshop, and all I can say is WOW! David has a very unassuming way of teaching, that coaxes you to think about how best to apply his techniques to your work. I knew I would enjoy his tutelage, but I am blown away, trying to process all that I learned in just three days painting with him. I highly recommend Mr. Cheifetz's workshops for the beginner or advanced artist. It is so rare to find an instructor who shares their talents in a way that is easy to understand and apply in your own work."
- Debra Keirce
"As a professional portrait painter I make a point of taking regular workshops and classes to help stretch & refine my technique. I have been lucky enough to take some amazing classes with painting luminaries such as Robert Liberace, Dan Thompson & Daniel Sprick. I am usually happy if I take one or two new ideas away from a workshop. The recent workshop I took with David Cheifetz however was a total "game changer" for me. I am still reeling from the amount of information I absorbed over the course of 3 days with him. Many of the approaches he presented were new to me and deeply thought provoking. If you want to learn how to paint thickly & with intent, Cheifetz is the instructor for you".
- Suzanne Lago Arthur