Video Archive: How to Engage the Viewer – Light to Dark, Warm to Cool, Pure to Grayed, Thin to Thick-oils with Howard Friedland


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This is a 2-part oil painting class on engaging with the viewer

How to keep your viewer engaged.

Variety and Unity make a painting fun to look at!

When you look at paintings, whether in a museum, a gallery,  an art book or online, what are the things that make you go “WOW”!!! and stop you in your tracks or make you quit scrolling?

In this class I will talk about some of these qualities and how you can incorporate them into your paintings.

When you purchase this and any of our video archives, you are invited to send your finished image to Howard for his personal feedback.

All levels are invited to join!

Comments from previous online students:

I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your classes! I will probably take more from you in the future. I appreciate you so much as a teacher! You are always so knowledgeable and you put a lot of effort into your classes! That is important! Also the subject matter was a bit of a challenge, which is what I really loved! Thank you, CZ

Thank you Howard for your many suggestions! I will be experimenting! I always learn so much from your classes. I think your reflections in the water were outstanding! I’m going to keep working on mine!  EC

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