As an Old Masters Academy™ Member, you can exhibit your paintings and drawings in the Students Gallery.
I started drawing since I was four years old. Although I did not learn drawing at an institute or college, I have participated in several art exhibitions.
Here is one of my paintings with the symbolic reference to Salvador Dali
Painting is my passion
Painting is my passion – more a raison d’etre – the balance that makes life in heavy industrial selling complete.
I am not what one traditionally calls a painter: someone who has been trained to wield the brush to give vent to creative outpourings of the soul. On the contrary, I am a self taught …
How I Painted My First Reproduction of an Old Master’s Art
My name is Gilberto Mello, I have been a student in the Art Academy courses for a number of years. Just recently I joined the Old Masters Academy program, with Natalie Richy. I am enjoying the Old Masters courses a great deal and I am pleased by the very comprehensive and easy to follow lessons provided in the program, which I can review as many times as necessary, learning at my own pace.
I thrive to become a better artist every step of the way, so in my attempts to produce new paintings I tend to observe and question how the Old Masters have reached their glorious results.
Painting process by Shashi Hemant
I am fascinated with the Old Masters art and have enrolled in this online course to learn how to use painting techniques that are not taught in contemporary art colleges.
The information I found in the Old Masters Academy video lessons is very helpful. I watch every video several times and every time i find new things to learn.
My challenge in portrait painting is to achieve likeness of a person I’m portraying and capture the expression especially when I paint people I know personally.
This is a portrait of my husband. It is the fastest one I ever created – it took me five days and I’m glad with results.
Thank you for making the Old Masters Academy course for students like me; I am learning here a lot!
I have been in love with drawing and painting since I was a child but majored in science and worked in the nuclear industry for nearly 30 years – only painting when between jobs.
I retired a few years ago due to health reasons and now paint when I physically able, generally pinky a few days a week and inky a few hours at a time. …
The only thing I knew about watercolor was which end of the brush to wet
I didn’t know I could even draw, much less paint, until I was 55 years old.
I have known some successes, raising children alone, starting and running an ad agency for 10 years, owning a quilt shop and so on. My main hobbies/interests enduring throughout my life have been needlework, history/genealogy, and in-depth study of the Bible and Hebrew. I have achieved Master level of Fine Hand Embroidery, specializing in White on White from the 18th – 19th century. I have traced our family back to William the Conquerer and discovered amazing accomplishments of my forefathers. I taught people how the study the Bible for 20 years (classes at night and weekend workshops) and taught myself to read Hebrew and even speak it.
And yet, I didn’t think I was really good at anything and often wondered why I didn’t have a gift, a talent. There has always been a part of me looking for “something” that was missing in my life. …