Archive for March, 2016

New Study of Madonna and Child Completed

New Study of Madonna and Child Completed

March 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

I have just com­pleted a new study of the Madonna and Child. This is prepa­ra­tion for a larger can­vas, and Lord will­ing that will be prepa­ra­tion for a ver­sion of The Ado­ra­tion of the Magi. The new ele­ments are the goldfinch and thistle. The goldfinch is a sym­bol of the cross […]


David Kassan Alla Prima Demo

March 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm

New York painter David Kas­san shows how to do an alla prima por­trait from life. He is using his inno­v­a­tive par­al­lel palette.  This kind of palette allows greater effi­ciency in judg­ing the color value against neu­tral gray and apply­ing the pig­ment to the can­vas. You can rig up your own […]