My name is Edward Smith, I've been creating art since age five. I studied commercial art in high school and at Kendall School of art and design (KSD) as it waas called back then. Although I major it illustration, I've always been a self painter, with the help of books and viewing other works. I've competed in art shows, and have put together my own shows in the west Michign area. I have several web sites where my work can be seen and is for sale. I've taught in many art classes since 11th grade. I worked with home schoolers, families, and groups. I like to think that I can not only teach a person to paint, but to be knowledgable of the process and the steps necessary to becoming a successful painter one who's work is worthy of recognition. Some of my work can be found here... https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-edward-smith.html
I enjoy the creative process, to watch a painting evolve. We all know what we want in a painting, but we also know there will be unexpected surprises as we continue to paint. I enjoy painting portraits and still lifes and most recently I have my own unique set of paintings that I think define me most of all, that I enjoy. Some of my work can be found here... https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-edward-smith.html
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I first like to see where the student is at drawing, since the drawing will play the most important role in the success of the painting. Then I talk about light and shadow and from there we begin to add color. Color to the object in the painting while accessing light and dark areas in order to develope a 3D look. Three steps, Step 1 subject drawing, Step 2 Light and Dark, Step 3 Color and color theory.
I'm a self taught painter and have been since high school. My formal education is in commercial illustration. I've taught in classrooms since I was in the 11th. grade, and in homes as well.
I was working part time after school and one of the teachers had seen my art and ask me if I would teach color theory to his third and fourth graders, and that's how I got started...
I've worked with students age 5 to 95, some had disablities some didn't, some were were wealthy some were poor, some lacked artistic skills, some had great artistic skills, I never turned anyone who wanted to practice art away.
I guess that would have to have been creating my own one man art show from the ground up.
Look for some one you feel relaxed with, if your uncomfortable you wont be able to focus and nerves will ruin your painting. Some one who has good people skills, can communicate and is down to earth.
What exactly they want to learn.
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