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 […]


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 […]