Brandi Deziel is a self-taught photorealism painter living and working in Toronto.
She creates the illusion of a photograph by layering crisp images with soft, blurred backgrounds and foregrounds thus shifting the attention to the focal object and deceiving the eye.
Her work is included in private collections world-wide.
About Brian Simons
Being a self-taught artist, I have derived much of my inspiration from the “Group of Seven”, the French Impressionists and the Writings of Baha’u'lla’h (Bahá’í Faith). My family and I moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta, where I first began to paint approx. 25 years ago. Prior to that time, I focused mostly on drawing and sketching. I began showing my work in 1988 and have been represented by numerous galleries on the Island. From 2006 to the present, I paint on a full-time basis and have had many successes and confirmations in that period, including numerous commissions for a television production company, architects several corporate and private collectors both in Canada and the United States. I also conduct acrylic painting workshops British Columbia, Alberta and the United States….
“I paint the places I love to be. I paint the freshness of eternal nature, icy lucid streams, thunderous waterfalls, and soaring granite crests over silent lakes. I paint the descriptions of John Muir, the echoes of Ansel Adams, the American West of Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran. I paint luminosity filtering through the landscape, reaching to the foundation of a stream, bouncing off rocks, and illuminating the shadows.
Using oil and acrylic, painting realistically is merely my means to an end. I want the viewer to connect with the places I love to be. I hope the observer will want to walk right into my painting and maybe even drop a line in the water to catch a trout.
My published works include both “plein air” and studio paintings, which helps me translate the dynamic experience of the moment and communicate in a more personal way of what I am trying to say..”
Here is another incredible landscape painting demonstration by Artist Maxim Grunin. I am simply blown away by this guys talent. I find it amazing how he can complete these paintings in one session and make them look like they took days or even months to complete.
In the video demonstration below, Maxim creates a beautiful landscape painting from a drawing.
If you would like to learn more about Maxim and view more of his work, follow the link below:
Don Jusko is a very talented and knowledgeable American Artist and founder of the website: RealColorWheel.Com. RealColorWheel.com is by far the most comprehensive website on the topic of color. It is jam packed with free information, lessons and tips on color that Every artist should see. Don is very excited about sharing his painting demonstration below as well as getting the word out about his site.
Here is Don’s recommendation on how to navigate through his website:
“I suggest you start on my end page (reverse to forward pages). All my pages have links backward and forward and I think my last 6 pages are very important. Especially the page that shows the colors the children used and the secondary colors they made.”
About the Artist
Rod Lawrence graduated with a fine arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1973. Since then he has been working full time as a professional artist.
Lawrence has exhibited in many group and one-man shows, including the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art” and “Wildlife: The artist’s View” shows. From these shows, his work has been chosen several times for their national tour. His art has also appeared as covers, illustrations and features in many outdoor magazines.
A log cabin in the hardwoods of northern Michigan, overlooking the North branch of the Manistee River, is home for Lawrence and his wife, Susan. The symbol preceding his signature in each of his painting shows the importance of his family in his work. The oddly shaped “S” is for his wife Susan (an accomplished basket weaver and instructor), and the “M” and “B” represent their sons, Matthew and Brett.
To learn more about Rod, please take a moment to visit his website by following the link below:
I am a self taught artist who has been painting and interested in art all my life. My favorite medium is acrylic due to its versatility. One of my favorite things to do is teach painting to other people. I currently teach classes and we couldn’t have more fun if we tried. It’s just so gratifying to see the excitement on student’s faces when they see what they can accomplish with a little instruction and effort. When your ready to forget the theory and produce the art, visit http://www.IamPainting.org. Learn Painting Techniques and create your own remarkable portraits or landscapes.
Tuscan Landscape – Acrylic Painting Tutorial By Julie Shoemaker
I was born and raised in Wales UK and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. I came to Germany to pursue an operatic career as a mezzo soprano and sang over 100 opera roles, including title roles such as Carmen, Joan of Arc and Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Other professional occupations have include voice teacher, chorus director, language teacher and writer.
I have been writing stories plays and poetry, making music and painting for as long as I can remember. Most of my early poetry has been lost. Serious dedication to painting followed from the year 2000 to fill in the spiritual vacuum left from no longer working in the theatre. The empty canvas is like a stage. It’s up to the performer to give it life and light!
Paintings can be seen on my website at http://www.redbubble.com/people/faithart as well as numerous other online venues such as my blogs: http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ , http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ (the main one) and http://fapj.blogspot.com/ (extra for writing).. Enjoy your visits to my online premises, but please remember that all my output is protected by copyright.
Meet the Artist :
From an early age, Greg has worked to hone his craft, learning from past masters and inventing his own techniques and styles. In the process, he has built a body of work and list of awards that any painter would be proud to call his own.
With 30 solo and many juried group exhibitions to his credit, Greg Biolchini’s list of shows is testament to his solid local and growing national reputation. After winning his third national award at the National Arts Club in New York City, Greg was awarded Master Pastelist status by the Pastel Society of America. This, combined with his growing list of national honors and awards has helped further his reputation.
Greg enjoys tremendous popularity as a teacher. His workshops and demonstrations are well attended and consistently rated by attendees as superb.