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I thought I would take the occassion to share some of the questions and answers that have come up since the release, and also some testimonials.
I'm interested in your dvd mostly in terms of color. Does it show the palette while mixing colors and naming those colors?
thank you for your interest. The palette and painting were both filmed throughout the demos so it switches from the palette to the painting a lot, and goes at a slow pace that you can paint along with. The colors (and paint tubes) are listed, and spoken about very specifically before I start painting. I think you'll find a lot in the DVD about how I use color to capture light and atmosphere too.
Hi Erik, sorry to bother with the business side of things - I am trying to order your dvd through arc but it looks like Streamline publishing only accept PayPal? That is awkard for me, I would prefer to use my credit card, any suggestions?
I would call them, 561-655-8778 I'm sure they can take your order over the phone. Thanks for getting in touch, Erik
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I was going to buy the DVD today but first I have a question. On >> "average" >> how long would it take an intermediate level artist to paint the demo >> painting that will be painted from the DVD lessons. I understand that >> everyone has their own pace but a ballpark time would be sufficient. >> Having watched the DVD preview and seeing that you use small brushes >> leads >> me to think that this style of painting may be so labor intensive as to >> make it not feasible to paint very many paintings in a year. Hours, >> days, >> weeks?
A layered process allows me to give > a lot of time and thought to each painting while having a number of > paintings going in my studio at once. > > There are I think around 550 min. on the DVD, but that includes two > outdoor studies (one quick and one longer) and one indoor studio painting > that takes the most time. There are also some demonstrations of glazing. > I've had a lot of positive feedback that the DVD goes at a slow pace that > one can follow along easily, so I would say, probably a few days of > painting and 'pausing' would provide a clear introduction to my technique > (which might take a lifetime to master.) All of the demos were > painted/filmed in one sitting with a lot of instruction from me about what > I'm doing. I typically do public demos in 1.5 hrs. with very solid > results. Although it looks like it takes a long time, part of the 'magic' > of this process is that it all comes together quickly once mastered. > > I hope you enjoy the DVD, and please keep in touch with feedback and > questions.
My name is Bill Smith and I live in Sugar Land, Texas (a suburb of Houston). I just wanted to write and say how much I appreciated your efforts in producing the 2 disc CD on The Techniques of the Hudson Valley School. I received the set about 2 weeks ago and have been reviewing it constantly ever since. My wife was gone last week to visit her sister up in Morristown, NJ so I had a lot of time to digest your excellent video. I’m now working on my second painting by carefully following your Hudson Valley pallet and instructions on color progressions and can already see improvement.
I’m not from Houston originally but grew up in Utica, New York…….not far from the Munson-Williams- Proctor Institute where I was first exposed, at an early age, to the works of the Hudson Valley School when I saw Thomas Cole’s (4) painting allegory “The “Voyage of Life”. Even as a young boy I was amazed by Cole’s ability to produce such fine paintings full of minute details. I’ve been painting as a hobby most of my adult life (I’m 63) and have always marveled at the atmospheric effects the Hudson Valley painters achieved…..Church, Cole, Durand, Bierstadt, Gifford…….and have wondered how they did it……..your CD’s have helped explain how. I have used glazing somewhat over my years of painting but with your help will now be able to use it more effectively.
Anyway, thanks again for your careful explanations and thorough analysis of the HV technique………I’ve been in Sales & Marketing all my life and know how rare feedback can be and that “atta-boys” are few and far between. Like me, many others may have likewise appreciated your efforts but perhaps haven’t taken the time to tell you so.
I am a big fan of ARC and that is where I first became aware of your work. If you ever decide to produce another video sequel to this one I will be sure to buy it!
I do have one question for you: in your video you quote Gifford a lot…..are there any books that you can recommend that will elaborate even more on the HV techniques?
Regards, Bill Smith
Thank you Bill, it was really nice to hear from you. It's great to know the dvd has been helpful, and I always love to meet new Hudson River School enthusiasts. A lot of the Gifford references came from a 19th article someone gave me a photocopy of from a reporter who interviewed, and hung out with Gifford while he was alive. I think it was called American Painters volume (3?), but don't recall. There's lots of good info out there, and I particularly like books with actual letters/journals from the artists themselves (of which there are many available).
All the best,
All the best,
I thought you would be interested to know that I found your DVD of significant value and feel it should be a must for serious landscape collectors without a painting background. -David Grey (of the Grey Collection)"
"Susan Engle Budash, Artist: I just wanted to write and tell you how much I've enjoyed your video. While I've had painting instruction, beginning when I was 9 years old and years later followed up with earning degrees in Printmaking, I was never taught to paint in a limited pallet. In following your pallet, I've been able to portray landscape painting in its much truer and convincing state than I had ever anticipated and am now thoroughly engaged in creating several landscapes depicting the Niagara region of NY State. I've been painting in the Indirect methods for almost 12 years now and sought out the methods on my own and the results have been so rewarding. Thanks again for creating your wonderful instruction video on the Hudson River School methods."
I just finished your terrific DVD
Thanks for putting so much time and thought into it
I found it to be inspirational and educational
I have purchased numerous art instructional DVD's over the years and I would place yours on the top of the list
You were clear, concise and thorough.
In fact I hope to watch it again and paint along with you, to further explore the technique
I also enjoyed the interview aspect of it, very unique, and interesting it was a nice deviation form the standard instructional
Kudos to both you and Mr Rhoads
....and many more.
Here are the images of the paintings created on the DVD (click here to order):
|30min. Cigar box demo|
Thank you for reading, and please feel welcome to share any questions/comments on the DVD.
Erik Koeppel Studio
P.O. Box 325
Jackson, NH 03846