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Old 05-02-2018, 11:18 PM
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@Ellis, thanks for starting this thread. I'm also interested in finding instructions on how to paint photorealism.
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Yea I still have high hopes that someone has a good source of information. We just have to rise above the haters and nay sayers
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Not life sized but Michael James Smith has a lot of instructional landscape videos on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/Michael...mithArt/videos

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Re: Photorealism with Oil

I've found Golden Open's dry more matte (as do a lot of oil paints), not really found any other colour shifts so far. Don't rule them out completely!
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Ralph Goings is a top rate Photorealist ( died 2016 )

He, along with nine other Realists appear in the Watson-Guptill book called

Realists At Work (circa 1983) by John Arthur. Studio interviews and working methods of each artist are quite detailed.

http://ralphlgoings.com/
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Ignore above post as I did not realise they are large works.

Perhaps Douglas Flynt would be more to your liking. He paints almost 'sight size'.
Can recommend his tutorial video. Well worth the price.

http://douglasflynt.com/
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Thanks oldboy. I found a copy on amazon and I'll check out that site
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Excellent work!
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I don't generally work in color but I haven't seen Jason Morgan (http://www.jasonmorgan.co.uk/wildlif...tutorials.html) mentioned here yet. I have a couple DVDs of his where he shows exactly how he does it. He also posts here (WC) fairly regularly (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=5678)
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Re: Photorealism with Oil

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I can appreciate the time, and attention to detail, that this requires.

But, I still have to ask, why?

"Why?" Because this is what the artist finds interesting to paint. Why did Van Gogh paint sunflowers? Why does Ellis want to paint photorealism? Because we are artists and we paint what interests us.

I am interested in learning more about the techniques of photorealism.
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I don't generally work in color but I haven't seen Jason Morgan (http://www.jasonmorgan.co.uk/wildlif...tutorials.html) mentioned here yet. I have a couple DVDs of his where he shows exactly how he does it. He also posts here (WC) fairly regularly (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=5678)
Thanks for the suggestion. I have taken a look at some of his tutorials. They are excellent. But they're a little furcentric for me.

I've received the book on realists at work and it's pretty good. It's not as detailed about the artists process as I would like. It's more of a Q and A. But there is some interesting stuff there.
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I just remembered another outstanding artist who works in oils. His style is more Renaissance/classical (similar to the more recent Bouguereau) and primarily portraiture. He also has tutorials and a DVD. Worth a look anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3N...fpI34RKc8zZX1Q
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Hi Ellis,

You could look at Anthony Waichulis. On his website, in his resources section, he has a bunch of useful stuff free for download.
http://anthonywaichulis.com/resources/

He also has a forum - not free, but something like a dollar USD a month. Non-members still have access to quite a few of the sections, enough to get a good sense of the place and if it's worth joining.
http://www.smartermarx.com/
You could check out some of his Vimeo videos. https://vimeo.com/user12850427
My favourites are :
https://vimeo.com/223608834 A time-lapse excerpt from his instructional video.
https://vimeo.com/205819611 Using a sort of stippling technique to even out thin layers of paint.
https://vimeo.com/205920137 Same as above, but in the context of painting an object.
https://vimeo.com/203741583 Using a stylus as a painting tool.
https://vimeo.com/202803355 Painting a sphere.
https://vimeo.com/232166092 Using masking tape to make sharp edges, problems, some stylus use.

Anthony's a trompe l'oeil painter, of course, not a photo-realist, but his work is made to withstand close-up scrutiny.
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