perspective - the basics
perspective - lets go outside
veils of atmosphere
sunrise and sunset
reverse sunset and night
clouds, mist and other veils
backlight works its magic
side light and turning points
front light, and artist's light
cascading light and shade
drawing and proportion 
pattern and texture
design and golden mean 
what to paint and why
analysis of 'girl with pearl earing'
depth of field
abstract and texture work
chaos and disorder
demo Alexander 
demo nude 
framing and selling 
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An apprentice painter might learn how to hold a brush, mix colors or how to use a palette knife, but it matters
nothing if the same person does not learn how to 'look' at things, and to look with the eye of someone who
wants to explain the world in terms of paint. After many years of learning to 'look' we come to understand
the nature of things and how they relate to each other.
This first lesson is an entertaining introduction to give you some idea of what I mean by 'looking'. Don't be
too worried if the world I now introduce seems alien at first, because as you progress with the lessons, you
will begin to understand that the real joy of painting is not so much occupying your hands, as truly
understanding the laws, the lights and shades, and the memories of all the things around you.
To begin, let us imagine the largest pearl in the world sits on a red table in a room with a blue ceiling. I am the viewer and I view the perl from the front while behind me is a window. Outside it is a fine bright sunny day.
Now if the pearl was someone elses 'eye' we must imagine what it would see!!.
It would see me, basic and a little crude - but that dosen't matter at this stage?
The window in the same condition.
Now bringing you back...
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