Saturday, March 1, 2014

Still life with Purple Napkin Tutorial Video






 (watch the time lapse movie on youtube)




A very long movie this time (27 hours), I spent a lot of time and effort on this one. Look over my shoulder, as I work on an elaborate, multi layered still life painting. Contains about 200  detailed, written comments on what I am thinking about when painting, mainly technical issues:
  • How to paint using multiple layers of paint, in multiple day sessions
  • Which type of surface to paint on and which preparation I use
  • Which mediums and paints I use
  • Which brushes I use when and why
  • Notes about the lighting I use (artificial light)
  • Covering several material expressions (glass, cloth, fruit, ceramic bowl etc)
  • Wet-into-wet and wet over dry painting
  • How to fuse a new layer of paint with an old layer
  • Notes on how to create space/depth in a painting
  • How to make objects sit IN the painting and not glued on top 
  • Notes on how to create the illusion of light
  • Some tricks to paint ellipses
  • How I use rulers to paint perfect straight strokes
  • NO SOUND but many written comments in english
  • Full 27 hours of actual painting (see time lapse movie)
Price: 15 Euro, payment via PayPal / Credit Card
You will receive the download link in your mail a few minutes after the payment is completed. If you don't see the mail please check your spam box or send me an email.


Movie format: Avi/Mpeg4. Size: 4.6GB, 27 hours 4 min. Playable on Win/Mac/linux with UMPlayer. For problems/questions: please leave your comments on the blog or contact me at josvanr (at) gmail.com
For more information on my palette etc. go to www.josvanriswick.com/faq.html

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Annual Exhibition Jos van Riswick

Church of Persingen (Holland) 30 Nov / 1 Dec 2013

Not a new video today but the announcement of my annual exhibition in the Church of Persingen. I'll be presenting some 25 oil paintings. Still life mostly but also a few portraits and figure paintings. For a list of available works and more info, see: http://www.josvanriswick.nl/persingen2013.html







Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Portrait Tutorial Video




(Watch the short time lapse movie.)
Finally managed to finish this much requested portrait tutorial!

  • Painting a portrait from photo reference
  • No sound but english comments in subtitles
  • Almost 12 hour Full painting from start to end, no brush stroke left out.

Price: 10 Euro, payment via PayPal / Credit Card
You will receive the download link in your mail a few minutes after the payment is completed. If you don't see the mail please check your spam box or send me an email.


Portrait Movie format: Avi/Mpeg4. Size: 2.1GB, 11 hours 58 min. Playable on Win/Mac/linux with UMPlayer. For problems/questions: please leave your comments on the blog or contact me at josvanr (at) gmail.com
For more information on my palette etc. go to www.josvanriswick.com/faq.html

Saturday, September 29, 2012

ClementinesBottle Tutorial Video





(Watch the short time lapse movie.)
I got several requests to make a tutorial demo for this painting, so here it is ! The clementines just are a nice, colorful subject to paint I guess. (And they stay fresh for a long time.) Features in this movie:

  • Comments on how to paint DUST on objects
  • Tricks to achieve a sense of LIGHT and DEPTH in a painting
  • Comments on specific paint mixtures used, for each area in the painting
  • Using different mediums for initial couch and for painting in later stages
  • No sound but english comments in subtitles
  • 11 1/2 hour Full painting from start to end, no brush stroke left out.

Price: 7.5 Euro, payment via PayPal / Credit Card
You will receive the download link in your mail a few minutes after the payment is completed.


ClementinesBottle Movie format: Avi/Mpeg4. Size: 2GB, 11.5 hours. Playable on Win/Mac/linux with UMPlayer. For problems/questions: please leave your comments on the blog or contact me at josvanr (at) gmail.com

Setup

I don't have a picture of the setup in the movie, so I'm adding it here.
The painting is placed more or less directly next to the setup, for easy comparing. The painting is illuminated by 6 solux bulbs (not visible here). The setup on the right is illuminated by fluorescent tubes in the ceiling (Philips tld 90 de luxe, 3x 5550k, 1x 3500k.) I use curtains to partly put the setup in the shadow, for creating more depth and drama in the painting...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cherries Tutorial Video





(Watch the short time lapse movie.)
Cherries are a very nice subject to paint, but (and) also quite a challenge! Look over my shoulder to see how I approach this subject. Major features of this movie:

  • No sound but english comments in subtitles
  • 6 1/2 hour Full painting from start to end, nothing left out.
  • Palette visible in full view
  • Photograph of the setup included
  • Specific cherry topics: edges, reflections, stems
  • Some glass painting topics

Price: 7.5 Euro, payment via PayPal / Credit Card
You will receive the download link in your mail a few minutes after the payment is completed.


Cherries Movie format: Avi/Mpeg4. Size: 1.1GB, 6.5 hours. Playable on Win/Mac/linux with UMPlayer. For problems/questions: please leave your comments on the blog or contact me at josvanr (at) gmail.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eggs Still Life Tutorial Video




(View timelapse preview movie.)
There was some demand for a demo with eggs, so I decided to paint one! Difficulty with this predominantly monochrome painting is to get the subtle shifts in hue right. Major features in this movie:

  • 6 1/2 hour Full painting from start to end, nothing left out
  • Palette visible in full view with turps, so you can see at which moments I clean the brush
  • I included a photograph of the setup in the movie, so you can see where the painting is heading
  • No sound but english comments in subtitles
  • Topics touched upon: EGGS, most challenging subject in still life; enhance form with small hue shifts; near-monochrome subject

Price: 7.5 Euro, payment via PayPal / Credit Card
You will receive the download link in your mail a few minutes after the payment is completed.


Eggs Movie format: Avi/Mpeg4. Size: 1.2GB, 6.5 hours. Playable on Win/Mac/linux with UMPlayer. For problems/questions: please leave your comments on the blog !

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pomegranate Still Life, Tutorial Video






A new still life tutorial is here! This one went rather smoothly. I set out to get clean edges from the start, so as to get a more or less finished look from the first brush strokes. Also varied the medium and painting surface slightly. Brief features:

  • 12 1/2 hour Full painting from start to end, nothing left out
  • Palette visible in full view
  • No sound but english comments in subtitles
  • Improved video quality (less blocky than previous movie)
  • Topics touched upon: new stand oil based medium, easel ligting, realism enhancing edge work, and more..

Price: 7.5 Euro, payment via PayPal / Credit Card
You will receive the download link in your mail a few minutes after the payment is completed.


Pomegranate Movie format: Avi/Mpeg4. Size: 2GB, 12.5 hours. Playable on Win/Mac/linux with UMPlayer. For problems/questions: please leave your comments on the blog !