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Now You Can Learn Lost Techniques
has long been fascinated with the Hudson River School painters, and
artists have tried to emulate these fabulous paintings for the last
hundred years. Yet, without understanding these painters’ techniques,
most could never capture the look and feel of their work. The Hudson
River School techniques are like the Holy Grail of American painting.
The story of their rediscovery and the detective work involved is
About the Hudson River School Painters
Thomas Cole, American Painter, 1801-1848
||From 1825 to 1875, the members of the Hudson River School art movement documented the landscape of America, primarily in the Hudson River Valley, the Catskills, the Adirondacks of New York, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The group, which emerged under the leadership of Thomas Cole, had a style all their own, which has become the most coveted of all American painting styles. These realistic and detailed paintings often romanticized pastoral settings, showing the coexistence of man and nature.|
Kindred Spirits, 1849 by Asher Brown Durand
Hudson River School artists had a style and a technique that was purely
American. Sadly, most of those techniques died with the painters
themselves. It is rare to find a painter today who can can capture the
essence and feel of the Hudson River School, the sense of dramatic
light, the feel of distance and air, and the emotional impact that gives
you chills when you view their paintings. The luminosity of this iconic
American style has long been sought after.
Sadly, the Hudson River School techniques died with the painters and their students as realism fell out of vogue over the past 100 years.
A Long Journey of Discovery
Nowhere to TurnNo one, it seemed, could answer the question of how the Hudson River School masters achieved the feeling and emotion in their paintings. Though there were lots of people who wanted to sway Koeppel to study Impressionism or modernism, and many who discouraged him from following the path of these great American masters, Koeppel wasn’t going to give up until he found answers.
Like a Painting Archaeologist
Exhaustive study lead Koeppel to understand the artists’ color palettes, which he had to translate to modern replacements for those colors no longer available or unsafe to use. He discovered their mediums, how they used a brush, and the exact process, step by step from creation to final glazing, for how they painted such beautiful trees, glowing light, and the feeling of air.
Coveted by CollectorsKoeppel’s shows in New York have been met with critical acclaim, and his paintings have been embraced by top collectors, and Erik was inducted recently as a living master by the coveted Art Renewal Center. Most collectors cannot afford Hudson River School originals, but Koeppel’s students are producing amazing works that are selling well. One of his students was recently written up in the New York Times — a very rare instance of praise for a representational painter in a paper whose critics have traditionally leaned toward the modern in their tastes.
A Gift Others Would Keep a Secret
Impact on Impressionist and Figurative PaintersYou may love the Hudson River School paintings and want to learn how to create them, but there is typically a waiting list to enter the Hudson River Fellowship Erik Koeppel teaches. Or perhaps you prefer a looser, more impressionistic style and don’t aspire to paint like the Hudson River School. You’ll find that after viewing this in-depth instructional DVD and applying the techniques to your own style, you’ll experience a transformation in your work, taking you to a higher level. Students who have mastered these techniques have found they can apply them to all forms of painting, whether figurative or landscape.
Impressionist painters need to know, as much as any other artist, how to make paintings come alive, build drama, make stunning compositions, and create that feel others wish they could emulate. These techniques bring paintings to life, no matter what style you follow. Picasso was classically trained and found that training benefited him as he found his own forms of expression.
Techniques Revealed on DVDFor the first time, Erik Koeppel reveals these lost techniques, on a new two-disc DVD set. Over six hours of instruction explain the discoveries Koeppel has made over the last decade. This DVD includes:
Sketching and Composition on Location
Painting a Plein Air Study on Location
Painting a Tree Study at Sunset
Creating Effects with Glazing
Creating a Studio Painting
The Palette of the Hudson River School Masters
A Visit to Erik’s New York StudioA brief visit to Koeppel’s studio to see how he has it arranged to be most effective.
An Exhibit of Koeppel’s Best Paintings
An In-depth Interview with the Artist
Over Six Hours of Learning the Hudson River School Painters’ Secrets on Two DVDs
Now available. Order your copy today.PS: It's rare for a young painter to dedicate his life to pursuing the lost techniques of the artists who influenced him. If you could be accepted to study with Erik Koeppel, what would be the cost of travel, hotel, and the time spent with him? This DVD is an exceptional value and offers hours of education. By studying these techniques, you stand to become a stronger painter with improved composition abilities and techniques that could bring you decades of opportunity.
Please order today. Overnight delivery available.
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