I work with a cycling technique that aids the intuition to grow the painting by simple choices that create complex and professional outcomes. Once the basic understanding of primary and secondary colors are understood then glazing and underpainting, the classical method, allowes ANY picture to be conceived and executed depending on the ability to draw and practice.
I LOVE to help others gain confidence in painting by first knowing ALL that is possible with acrylic paints,( the same pigments as oil but a water medium allowing for immediate drying and over painting and glazing) without the long drying time, complex processes, and smell of oil paint. Also since I have been painting for 50yrs. and see that art schools mostly teach the direct method of mixing color Off the canvas and then apply it which seriously limits the possibilities of the medium, and students are not able to achieve the luminious effects of light and space very easily ( like classical painting ).
Steven Peabody has a life long fascination and deep study of painting and color application in particular. His teaching style is gentle, informative and encouraging. He entices his students to experience the richness of the old masters technique as well as his own exploration and experimentation with a painters materials. His knowledge goes beyond the canvas, teaching not only style & technique but best practices involved with painting. I highly recommend him to teach not only the novice but also the more seasoned painters!
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