William A. Schneider

William A. Schneider: Inner Flame (Pastel)


Video Length: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
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Discover The “Schneider’s Secret” To Painting Realistic Warm Glow and Dark & Moody Compositions 

Are you up for a challenge?

Get ready to step out of your comfort zone, because the brilliant William Schneider is about to test your pastel painting abilities. 

“Inner Flame” is one of our Hall-of-Fame videos, and it’s by far one of the best videos to learn the key principles of lights and darks.

In this unique demonstration, you’ll discover how to paint subjects around a light source.

Normally, you wouldn’t paint the light source as they’re out of the frame…

…but this painting will challenge you to paint a dark & moody scene, with the kerosene lamp as the only light source.

See, most artists find painting scenes like this a challenge.

Usually, they’ll add MORE white to lighten up the brighter areas… but it’s a mistake because your painting will be chalky, amateurish, and unattractive.

In fact, many artists don’t know the surprisingly simple technique to achieve realistic glow emanating from a light source.

But once you’ve seen William’s secrets on how to do it, you’ll be over the moon with the results.

The best thing?

It’s easy. Anyone can successfully paint a scene like this - all you have to do is follow along!

Be ready to take notes or watch multiple times. There are tons of hidden gems in this video. 

Watch this one a few times because you’ll learn something new every time.

William is widely recognized as a master pastelist and a brilliant instructor. With his guidance, you’re going to rise above your peers fast.

Explore all the possibilities of pastel and push your skills to the limit with the great William Schneider, one of the few master pastelists around.

Get this video today and see your skills improve in just a short time.


What You’ll Discover Inside:

  • William Schneider’s 4-part palette setup (his setup makes painting this scene easier)
  • The top pastel brands Schneider swear by…
  • The BEST type of pastel for Schneider’s unique blending technique…
  • Why Schneider uses color temperature rather than value to portray the light…
  • Add more white to lighten something? BIG MISTAKE. Schneider will reveal what to do instead, and how it would create a much more realistic and interesting effect…
  • What pro artists like Schneider do to create the illusion of light (beginner artists will LOVE this)…
  • The counterintuitive fix to avoid making the light source not look like light…
  • How your hand can be a double-edged sword. Do you want a better result? Or soft, velvety hands?
  • PLUS: William Schneider’s “Charcoal Positioning” technique…
  • and so much more knowledge gems that’ll instantly improve your technique!


Meet Your Instructor, William Schneider!

William A. Schneider’s work has evolved since he finished his studies at the American Academy of Art. He credits the many hours he spent studying and copying masterworks by Nicolai Fechin with loosening up his brushwork and approach to edges.

William has won awards up to and including “Best of Show” in most of the national juried representational exhibitions. Bill’s work has also been featured in publications including Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, International Artist, The Artists’ Magazine, and The Pastel Journal.

He was awarded signature status in Oil Painters of America (OPA). In addition the Pastel Society of America has recognized him as a "Master Pastelist," IAPS (The International Association of Pastel Societies) has named him to the Masters’ Circle and AIS made him a Master Signature Member (AISM). 


This video is perfect for:

  • The pastel artist who wants to master “the glow”...
  • The artist who loves William Schneider’s approach and teaching abilities…
  • Artists who want to master this specific effect and discover the tricks to pull it off successfully…
  • The pastel artist who wants to strengthen their understanding of lights, darks, illumination and shadows…
  • The beginner pastelist who wants to challenge themselves with something new…


Bonus Extras Included!