Brian Blood

Brian Blood: Studio Painting Secrets


Video Length: 2 Hours 56 Minutes
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Uncover the Secrets of Easily Using a Photograph or Study to Create a Larger Studio Painting... 

Never Feel Rushed to Finish a Painting Again!

Master artist Brian Blood is not only a brilliant painter, he is known as one of the finest teachers around — able to communicate painting skills as simple, easy-to-master techniques. Brian believes that most painting processes are learned skills that can be mastered by investing time and repeated practice.

In this video, you'll discover how to use a reference photo or a study to create a larger studio painting — perfect for painters who are unable to finish a painting in one sitting and want to pick up right where they left off during their last session.


Here's just some of what you'll learn from this video:

  • How to make any painting look spontaneous — never struggle with this again
  • How to set up and maintain an efficient, organized palette even as you mix colors, so everything is ready for you when you need it
  • How to interpret a scene and prepare to paint each portion
  • What to omit from a scene without losing any of the beautiful detail
  • How to edit as you paint so you can maximize your time
  • Creating the right underpainting tone
  • The importance of shapes and silhouettes
  • Creating a sense of space and design
  • The importance of brushstrokes: using the right stroke, gesture, and creating a good rhythm — this will make your painting go much smoother
  • How to keep edges interesting
  • How to define the star and supporting players of your painting
  • Generating interest in a painting
  • Painting reflections in the water — something many artists never get quite right
  • Keeping darks opaque, mixing colors, and using complementary colors — everything you need to know about color
  • Creating atmospheric perspective
  • And much, much more...


Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Garry Harwood
Brian Blood Studio Painting Secrets

With the exception of one jarring edit where we didn't get to see the finish of the background area of the studio painting ( which mysteriously appeared out of nowhere! ) a well produced, well shot and generally very informative DVD. No 'secrets' to speak of here but it's always of great interest to learn how various artists solve the problems that a given subject presents. I would highly recommend it for beginning and intermediate level painters.

Alejandra Gos

Brian explains every step but also gives additional information that is essential for landscape painting. I watched the whole thing in two separate days. You want to make sure you pay close attention to what's going on. Excellent teacher and master painter! Worth every penny.

Stephen Dyer
Brian Blood Studio Painting Secrets

Over all the dvd was very informative. The only criticism that I have is that the digital picture that was used as the subject matter was not shown very often, and the monitor that displayed the image had a glare. This made it very difficult to see the subject image.
I also really enjoyed the interview with the artist. Brian presented quite a bit of good information about the journey to becoming a full time professional artist.

Myrna Walsh
Learning a lot

This artist is another good instructor. I learned a lot and look forward to watching it again so that I can learn more.

Wonderful Teacher

Brian shows how he does a studio painting. He is a great teacher. Painting is not really about tips or secrets, but a long list of techniques that you must follow. Brian will show you his techniques.