Painting the Wildflowers of Montana
Montana's Many Glacier mountain range is one of the most beautiful in the world, and particularly attractive to me are the meadows of wildflowers that grow but a short distance from them. Not being able to film inside the national park (it's not legal to film commercially within a federal park), I've decided to paint the scene using my plein-air studies and a few photographs.
In this informative landscape video, we'll cover everything from color and value, to using reference studies to create a "from-life" look in the studio! Plus the importance of using brushwork to create varietyand a naturalistic look in your landscape paintings!
Painting the Wildflowers of Montana
RUNNING TIME: 59 minutes
PARIS! One of the most beautiful and recognizable cities in the world, Paris has been an artist's dream destination for centuries. While staying in the hillside neighborhood of Montmartre, and on the terrace of a rooftop apartment seven stories high, I set up to paint this iconic scene that includes a breathtaking view of the Eiffle and a wide expanse of the city.
All of this was painted directly from life, and using only three colors plus white:
Yellow Ochre Pale
Ultramarine Blue Deep
In this digital download, you'll learn...
•How to utilize a limited palette
•Using texture to imply more information
•Creating convincing atmosphere
Run time: 1 hour 8 minutes
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My Favorite Roses
The third instructional video in Daniel's affordable digital download series is here, "MY FAVORITE ROSES"!
A complete demonstration of Keys's painting technique for creating depictions of one of his favorite subjects, ROSES! Learn how to identify the parts of a rose, the warmer/cooler temperature components, and consider the overall design and arrangment of flowers to achieve an organic design.
This 40 minute video offers helpful instruction from beginning to end, and demystifies the fundamentals of drawing, value, color, edges, and composition.
After purchasing, follow the link provided to download. Each unique link give fives download attempts, on up to five devices.
If using an iPad or iPhone, it's recomended you use a cloud service such as Dropbox and download the video to a laptop or desktop first.
runtime: Approx. 44 minutes
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Daniel's second offering in his afordable digital lessons series -making downloadable instruction more accessible for everyone- "Backlit Flowers" is a complete painting demonstration, covering the challenges of painting objects that are lit from behind. See the painting progress from start to finish, while Daniel explains his entire process, and offers valuable insights, all in just under an hour!
Highlighted lessons in this video:
1. Transitions/Mid-tones - how to keep your lights and darks clean.
2. Brushwork and edge control.
3. The importance of variety.
4. Values - getting the lights and darks right!
And much more!
Runtime: 57 minutes
Daniel's popular fundamentals lecture breaks down the "elements" of sound painting. Until now, this DIGITAL SLIDE PRESENTATION has only been offered to those fortunate enough to attend one of his multi-day workshops. Now it's available to anyone, anywhere!
In this video, Keys explains what makes a successful painting, and offers expert instruction for learning to observe any subject and see properly. Through his own images and illustrations, he sheds light on the five building blocks of painting:
No matter your style, or technique, anyone can learn from this video and aquire the necessary skills to improve their own work!
Whether you're advanced, or a beginner, no representational painter should be without the information generously given in this video.
1 hour, 5 min.
Antique Jar & Summer Fruit
Filmed in front of a live audience at the historic Regis College in Weston MA, "Antique Jar & Summer Fruit" is the latest offering from Daniel J. Keys, and the first of a promising new series of instructional DVDs by the artist.
Covering the basics of direct painting from life, Daniel articulates what his thought process is when setting up and executing a faithful rendering of his chosen still-life, and answers questions posed to him by the audience.
Topics covered include:
~ Choosing Subject Matter That Suits You
~ Problem Solving from the Start
~ The 5 Elements to Successful Painting
~ And Much More!
Executive Producer, Kristen Thies
Produced and Directed by Ryan Mellody
Also Produced in part by West Wind Fine Art LLC.