The painting process is littered with small, personal choices that can make or break your composition.
Ned Mueller's patient, practical approach to oil helps you navigate the tough decisions that make a painting work. In this DVD workshop, you'll break up boring shapes with subtle value shifts and mix interesting gray tones instead of getting mired in those same gray areas. Ned combines five photos from Bhutan to compose the figurescape scene.
Sketching from a quarter-size study, he adjusts his composition for the scale and lighting of the final piece. Ned emphasizes variety, constantly shifting color and value to avoid monotony. Close-up views of his palette and detailed captions keep you in tune with his mixes throughout the workshop. Ned steps back regularly to analyze his progress and share wisdom from his decades-long artistic career. Get the little things right on a large canvas in Making a Painting Work: Figurescape in Oil with Ned Mueller.
BONUS CLIP: Figure in Oil Landscape
In this clip from his DVD workshop, Making a Painting Work: Figurescape in Oil, Ned Mueller paints a medium-sized figure in an oil landscape. Ned takes important lighting and color information from his reference photo but also relies on knowledge and experience as he fills in the face and clothing.