Learn to Paint in Fleeting Light

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Daniel Gerhartz began his art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied in the classical tradition and immersed himself in applications of technique and design. Daniel’s direct approach to working with the figure and landscape allowed him to see and attempt to capture the infinite nuances of light, color, and form. Daniel has taught workshops for over 25 years and is excited to share his knowledge with many artists from around the world.

What You’ll Learn:
-Learn valuable tips as Daniel works with the model outdoors amidst changing light conditions and has to make critical decisions as to continue or begin a new work to make the most of the moment.
-Daniel thoroughly explains how to read the values on your subject for tonal accuracy within your paintings to create the most convincing illusion of light and form.
-Daniel’s accessible and easy to understand approach in building solid form and capturing light can be easily implemented into your painting style, bringing your paintings even greater strength.
-You will see how every brushstroke is applied and gain a knowledge as to why it was applied.
-and much more…

Video Length: 01:29:04

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What You’ll Learn

  • Learn valuable tips as Daniel works with the model outdoors amidst changing light conditions and has to make critical decisions as to continue or begin a new work to make the most of the moment.
  • Daniel thoroughly explains how to read the values on your subject for tonal accuracy within your paintings to create the most convincing illusion of light and form.
  • Daniel’s accessible and easy to understand approach in building solid form and capturing light can be easily implemented into your painting style, bringing your paintings even greater strength.
  • You will see how every brushstroke is applied and gain a knowledge as to why it was applied.
  • Your creativity will come alive as you experience Daniel’s enthusiasm as he shares his excitement that draws him to the essence of the subject.
  • Daniel will teach you how to see edges accurately and shares His concepts that help you create the most variety in your edge work, bringing visual power to your paintings.
  • In this painting, Daniel specifically explains how to look for warm and cool tones while maintaining value simplicity to achieve the greatest form and luminosity in your subjects.
  • While Dan demonstrates these principles in portrait painting, these same techniques apply to any other subject matter or medium as well, including landscape and still life painting.

Full Video Length: 01:29:04

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About Dan Gerhartz

Daniel Gerhartz was born in Wisconsin in 1965 where he now lives with his wife Jennifer and their five children. His interest in art piqued at an early age when a teenage friend suggested they spend one dreary afternoon drawing. It was at that moment that he discovered his life work. Daniel began his art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied in the classical tradition and immersed himself in applications of technique and design. After a brief stint in commercial art, he began pursuing fine art; visiting museums to study master works and painting alongside contemporary master artists. Daniel found his passion in painting from life. This direct approach to working with the figure and landscape allowed him to see and attempt to capture the infinite nuances of light, color, and form. This continues to drive his enthusiasm today. Since then he has been featured in solo and group shows across the country and has won numerous awards at prominent national invitational exhibitions and his work has been collected both nationally and internationally.

His subjects evoke a timelessness and idealism, yet for the most part Dan has drawn upon his home and community, including family and friends, for subject matter.

In addition to painting, Daniel has taught workshops for over 25 years and is excited to share his knowledge with many artists from around the world.

Daniel Gerhartz has established himself as an important American painter among the leading talents of our time. About his work Dan has said, “ My goal is to effectively record the richness of our human experience, the contrasts between life and death, the dance and dirge, the beautiful and common, joy and sorrow, hope and despair, while in the end, offering a message that points the viewer to an eternal hope”. In addition Dan states, “ As I paint my subjects from life and have the privilege of studying the awe inspiring breadth and depth of the beauty of the created world, it is humbling to ponder the greatness of our Creator.”