Video Archive: Creating Atmosphere in your Oil Paintings with Howard Friedland


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This is a single session class for oils

In this class we explore the question of how to express the illusion of 3 dimension on a 2 dimensional canvas.  This principle is very important to implement when painting landscapes. The idea is to allow the viewer to feel like they can almost walk into the scene and lose themselves in the experience of being in the environment.

Howard will work on his demonstration complete with commentary.  Students are encouraged to watch and then complete their own painting during the following week.  You can send your painting to Howard for a private critique.

This is the photo we’ll use to demonstrate how to create atmosphere in your painting.