As an Old Masters Academy™ Member, you can exhibit your paintings and drawings in the Students Gallery.
Before and After by an Old Masters Academy student
I am a happy grandma of three grandchildren.
I’m a single mom of two, and I work as a social worker. When I was a child, I did quite well in art classes and enjoyed drawing a lot. I was thinking that one day I would start living my life as I had dreamed. Each New Year I wrote a new year’s resolution with a hope that I would definitely find some time for learning art again. Sometimes I felt so desperate and hopeless that my dream would ever come true. …
…I can only imagine what my painting skills would be today if I’d taken this course thirty years ago, when I was a bit younger.
Artwork by Stephen Jamison
… I was able to retire from full time employment in 2007 and discovered a real passion for painting again, I was lucky enough to receive a decent commission which inspired me to take up painting full time.
For over 30 years I had painted alla prima pretty much in the style of the impressionists but I was increasingly dissatisfied with the results and wanted to achieve a higher standard and improve my ability. I began to study the methods of the old masters and at this time I discovered the Old Master’s Academy. …
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.
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 …
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!