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Description of DVD
Hall Groat II American Artist
Hall Groat II American Artist
Instructional DVD & Manual, Volume 1 Traditional Realist Oil Painting
American artist, Hall Groat II, in his unique instructional DVD series demonstrates the techniques of the lost art of traditional realist oil painting. In volume #1 he presents five comprehensive demonstrations, offering nearly 2 hours of solid instruction. The demonstrations included are of compositions involving: three lemons, radishes, ballet slippers, railroad conductor’s pocket watch, and teacup & saucer.
Through his innovative, step-by-step approach he outlines the process that was used by such 19th century painters as Edgar Degas and Edward Manet. Using an easily understood teaching approach, Hall reveals the secrets behind creating dramatic light and shadow illusions to compelling atmospheric spaces, all the way to rendering convincing three-dimensional illusions of form and space.
The included DVD, along with the accompanying manual, present a concise step-by-step system, offering both the beginning and the professional artist the necessary tools to successfully create traditional realist still life oil paintings. Such topics are covered as establishing background variation and movement, accents and cast shadows, and realizing the primary and secondary planes of the motif. Each of the five demonstrations is divided into phases with clearly stated topic headings that correspond to the steps presented in the instructional guide. A glossary of painting terms is also included! All of the demonstrations are approximately 15-30 minutes in length.
Hall has taught art for over twenty years, and currently is an Associate Professor of Art at a college in New York. ARTNews Magazine critic, Gerard Haggerty, states that Hall Groat II’s still life paintings evoke the big picture that we call art history, including painters like Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Edwin Dickinson, and his teacher Lennart Anderson." Collectors of his work have expressed that the work is “Alive, full of grace vitality and beauty, capturing light that is sublime in nature.”
Groat is included in important private and public collections worldwide. These include actors, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Clear Channel Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cellular One, Sheraton Hotel Corporation, Binghamton University, Everson Museum of Art, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute of Art, The State University of New York system, Roberson Museum and Science Center and Washington Jefferson College.
Posted by HALL GROAT II at 4:34 AM
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
I’ve been also working on a series of larger-scaled pieces that portray various fast foods, including McDonald’s and Burger King. These works will be presented this summer on a separate blog and will be complimented by short films that document various aspects of America’s obsession with fast food, including a look at the powerful and influential forces that propel multinational food chains into the global economy.
Posted by HALL GROAT II at 2:15 PM