Hello, my name is Edward Mallory. I'm an award winning artist and painting instructor teaching out of my home studio in Roseville Ca. I teach private lessons for both oil and acrylic media.
If you're reading this because you're interested in learning to paint or improving your current skills, I'd love to help you paint better paintings. I teach beginner - advanced, tailoring the curriculum content specifically to the students interests and skill level.
My personal experience is the fastest and most effective way to learn to paint is through private instruction. This is particularly the case when teaching new painters. More experienced painters, are often looking to gain specific knowledge, skills and techniques building upon their current skills. As an experienced painting instructor I understand every student is different so I need to be the flexable one. No two people will absorb information the same.
I met Edward at an art show in Loomis, CA. I immediately signed up take a lesson. Edward is a great teacher. I have learned so much from him. I have taken five classes from him and hope to take more. He as such a great ability to help the student see how to mix the paints and lay them down on the canvas. Each class I have walked away feeling great about the experience.
Edward is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and explains color very well. His classes include great handouts for me to review at home. He's friendly and is willing to help me personally with my art questions.
Having taken many classes from Edward, I find him to be a patient and talented teacher, good in private or group lessons. As an impressionist painter, he takes a “painterly approach” by blocking in, putting in darks and cast shadows, then transition lights and then lightest lights. He taught me value. He said , “If the values aren’t right, the painting won’t work’. Additionally he goes over saturation, temperature, color mixing, warm/cool colors, and when/how to gray down color and many other things. He taught about keeping edges soft until the last minute, and how to achieve atmosphere. Edward does a good mix of demonstration/teaching, and working with you to help your painting achieve it’s goals. I learned about brushes, tools, and techniques as well. Great all around instruction!!
Edward knew his subject, was well organized, taught the full time, and answered questions as they arose. I particularly liked his sharing his palette paint choices, both limited and expanded. He was personable and knowledgeable and I enjoyed the class.
Well first is to understand their goals and expectations. If they are just beginning that can be hard to define sometimes but I'll just cover how the process works and what they can expect. More experienced painters I ask them to bring examples of recent work and after a bit of critique I now have a baseline and we can talk about the students interests and needs.
I'm a big believer in color skills. In opaque medium if you understand color or color properties and can create accurate mixtures, this painting thing gets a whole lot easier. So, whether you're just getting started or more experienced, color skills and how they work to create these illusions on canvas is probably where we start.