Artwork by Stephen Jamison
I have been painting and drawing for about 60 years, it was just something I’d always done since childhood.
At one time I hope considered making art my career but a mortgage and young family put paid to that ambition. I have, over the years worked in pencil, pen and ink, watercolour before, in the 1980’s switching almost exclusively to oils. I do still paint the occasional pastel. 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.
My initial experience was that I felt validated and was reassured that my earlier study had been taking me the “right” way. The comprehensive lesson plan sped my way to achieving what I had hoped for, a distinct improvement in my artwork. The in depth breakdown of each subject area is well thought out and made understanding and progression easy.
The View is an oil on linen 120×40 cm and is my interpretation of the viewing public’s reaction from an artworks view point, each figure was painted in grisaille and multiple glazes employing all the techniques learned from the course.
Learn time-honored oil painting techniques of the Old Masters!
What you will get:
- Instant access to all 60 multi-part video lessons
- A lifetime membership
- Personal coaching by the course tutor
- Constructive critiques of your artworks
- Full access to the Art Community
- Exhibition space in the Students Gallery
- Members-only newsletters and bonuses
- Old Masters Academy™ Diploma of Excellence
How you will benefit:
The Old Masters Academy™ course is very comprehensive, yet totally beginner friendly. All you need to do is watch video lessons one by one and use what you’ve learned in your creative projects. You will discover painting techniques of the Old Masters. This is the best art learning experience you can have without leaving your home. All information is delivered online, including personal support by the course tutor.
Brilliant artwork! I also would like to paint in glazes !
This course explains the process clearly and simply
Jackie MEX says
Keep going Stephen! I also try to paint Caravaggesque black background. Fortunately OMA lessons help understand the principles of layering so I can achieve chiaroscuro like a pro – facebook.com/jackie%mex/photos?lst=100017820>025346495%326606
Jackie MEX says
How can I insert a link?
Did you use photo references?
I grabbed stills from video and used them as my source
I did use screen grabs from video of suitable subjects and worked from those
Christian Molare says
Stephen, this is an outstanding example of modern fine art! When I viewed this piece, I was immediately drawn in; wanting to know more about the people in the picture. Who were they? What were they looking at? Etc. Whether or not you used real models or drew the figures from your imagination, in my mind, a mute point. If the “Masters” had access to digital cameras and reference photos, I believe they would have used those tools to create their master pieces of fine art. So bravo ? on creating a brilliant piece of fine art work. You are most inspiring. Best regards, Christian Molare
Bill Meeker says
Very inspiring story and a beautiful piece of complicated portraiture!
Mary Townsend says
Great work Stephen. Love the idea behind the piece and the very convincing facial expressions. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.