Working in the freezing cold and intermittent snowfalls of Vermont's early winter, this painting demonstration is very much about painting, but it is also about how an intrepid landscape painter with a great sense of humor can not only survive Mother Nature's worst, but triumph with a first-rate painting. Special features include a gallery of Richard Schmid's landscapes.
Join Richard and friends as he deals with the task of painting with bright sunlight on his canvas, and then finishes his picture later in his studio. Along the way, enjoy and learn as the artist leads us through his technical expertise and thoughtful philosophy. Includes special feature. Running time - 135 Minutes.
This two part video demonstration begins with Part one – a very intense morning session of outdoor painting from life. Part two continues in Richard's studio with an aesthetic and technical analysis of the morning's work, but soon develops into a fascinating tour de force of palette knife and transparent wash painting combined. Includes special features.
This video explores the use of photos in painting. The advantages of using a computer instead of older methods are demonstrated in complete detail. As he paints, Richard explains about color harmony, design, edges, values, and how he departs from the photograph and borrows from other images to reach his goal.
A must for all who love to watch paintings unfold. Richard offers 70 of his works painted from life, many shown in sequences from beginning to end, while he describes in detail how each was created. Running time - 65 Minutes.
With award-winning bonus film: "THE SECRET SQUINT," starring Richard as a young artist who discovers his magical painting powers.
This portrait demonstration before an audience of 300 artists starts as a beautiful earth-color classical monochrome rendering, and ultimately evolves into a stunning full color Bravura portrait. Throughout, Richard narrates with kindly wit and a wealth of knowledge. A live Q & A session answers common questions and offers a truly inspirational closing. Includes special features with a Gallery of Portraits, Bio and more.