Disc 1: Susan's welcome and introduction lead into her selection of the rose for the still-life that is her subject for this video, then we see an animation of the painting as it comes to life through each stage. Susan provides full details of the materials she has carefully chosen to be the best for the techniques she uses and the results she wishes to create. She introduces the exciting Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Brushes Set from da Vinci and Colours Set from Schmincke. She demonstrates how she stretches her paper and then it's into the fun part - applying the colours. First the yellow underwashes using her priming method , then the fine veils of transparent colour that allow her paintings to glow. Look over her shoulder as she explains in full detail everything she is doing and why. See the colour mixes she uses and how she can create virtually any colour from her limited palette. A new feature are the short 'Garden Breaks' where Susan gives you a chance to pause between each painting stage as she highlights the beauty of a particular flower or fruit in her garden.
Disc 2: Susan continues to bring her painting to life. She retains the white background until near the end. Many artists have asked her about painting white on white and the decorated white porcelain bowl provides an excellent example of this. She discusses backgrounds and the different options for this painting, then shows each stage of building up a background incorporating the colours and wood-grain elements of her reference photograph. Fine-tuning is the important final stage, when all the components of the painting are integrated to form a polished and satisfying whole. Then enjoy a Gallery of Susan s work in both watercolour and oil, with fine detail highlighted and each painting shown unframed, then framed. Finally, the Footnotes section provides you with useful and practical information. Susan hopes you will gain much enjoyment, insight and inspiration from this video. Adapt her techniques to your own artistic expression, so that you can convey in your paintings your own vision and creative impulse.
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