$120.97Video Length: 2 Hours
Nancy helps you get grounded in the essentials!
Not everything is as it seems…
We may see details differently than other people do, even when we’re looking at the same thing!
Colors, shapes, and even what the focal points are is all in the eyes of the artist…
But there are sound principles that you must know in order to create the illusion of reality in your artwork.
By understanding a few important, tried-and-true principles, you’ll become a better painter who produces higher-quality artwork that you’ll be proud to show.
In this video, Nancy teachesevery type of painter — landscape, figure, portrait, plein air, you name it — that the best way to solidify and practice the essential painting principles you must have is to paint still life.
Regardless of what kind of paintings you like to do, Nancy’s techniques are designed to help you build a solid foundation to advance your painting skills forever.
Nancy breaks things down so you can master the essentials, something that will impact your painting forever. She’ll then string those components together fast. Soon, you’ll be creating paintings that are intentional and purposeful.
You’ll be seeing things like you’ve never seen them before — colors, shapes, and details!
Expect to have your mind opened — seeing the abstract and then deciding whether or not to loosen up.
If you struggle to see detail, prepare yourself to discover new things in new ways and choose how to represent those things in your paintings.
Nancy is a straight shooter who lays it all out for you. Because of her top-notch teachingand painting skills, Nancy talks and walks you through nearly every brushstroke. You’ll not only see it, she’ll tell you why she’s doing it and how it will ultimately benefit the overall painting.
This is a great video for every artist at every skill level.
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Nancy Tankersley is a terrific teacher. Her recent still life video is so relevant to landscape painting. This is the kind of video I will watch over and over â€¦ thanks Nancy
I own several LilieDahl DVDs, but this is the best for the subject that it handles (that I can determine from the DVDS I've seen). We get a fabulous demo (including a section in which the instructor trashes her entire block-in even after attempts to physically move objects around, didn't work in her composition. She flips the now-toned canvas on its side and begins again. She keeps linking how she approaches the still life to working in, say, plein air. Above all, she insists that (to paraphrase) we are the god of our painting. WE determine what we want to portray. WE move things around to please ourselves and to fulfill that vision. We exaggerate, say, aerial perspective in order to increase the idea that this two-dimensional painting is one depicting a three-dimensional "reality." Cool beans! I also very much enjoyed the interview section, and went to sign up for the aritst's newsletter on her website. Glad I bought this.
I prefer a more realistic style with more definition; however, I enjoyed this and found that I learned much that I could apply to my own painting. Thank you.
I think this is an excellent dvd because Nancy's explanations and advice are easy to understand for beginners and terrific reminders for those further on in their painting career. I plan to watch it periodically to keep myself on track and because I am certain that there are deeper levels of understanding that come with experience. As I wrote, this one is a keeper.