An Artist Teaches: Reflections on the Art of Painting by David A. LeffelThoughts at 60 pages in...
What Leffel displays both in words and images here is astounding. It pronounces clarity to the brink of revelation. The clear cut reveal of his thoughts on painting are heavily bound up in his just as exact philosophy.
I feel what is being shared in this book is relative to viewing the world anew. To use Alan Watts quote, like viewing what is as if you didnt know how to talk. The intimacy couldnt be any stronger.
It is an irresistible offering like when someone passes you a smile and says, lets go out there, lets go on an adventure, and lets see what happens. He simply asks that ypu drop what you know (thought you knew) about painting and take a listen.
This excitement is, of course, almost induced by Leffels prose. And I am excited to see what else he has to share with me. it is a delightful experience.
David A. Leffel: The Art of Painting
Notify me when this product is available: Notify me when this product is available:. This video promises to be a best-seller, showcasing the mastery of David A. Leffel at the easel. It is three hours long, and shows the complete development of this painting from the first stroke to the finish. Follow the brush from palette to canvas in close-up views showing his working methods, quality of paint, and mastery of application.
The 40 hours a week of plodding along in the same space is pure anathema to him. Learn a bit about his background and you quickly understand why. Confined to a hospital bed during his youth, Leffel has spent much of his adult life rediscovering the world around him. And yet, irony prevails when it comes to his art. When putting color to canvas, he becomes totally absorbed by the problem-solving process of a painting, often working from early morning through lunch and until the last fleck of natural light has faded from his studio.
Leffel is a painter in the style of early Dutch and Flemish painters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. His childhood was quite different from most children as he spent eleven years, from the ages of 4 until 15, in the hospital with osteomyelitis, a bone disease. During this time, he developed a love of art expression, especially drawing.
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Born in Brooklyn in , the distinguished painter David A. Leffel spent eleven years of his childhood battling a bone disease in various hospitals. He used this time to hone his drawing abilities. This passion eventually led him to enroll in Parsons School of Design, as well as Fordham University. Well-known to art students worldwide through his bestselling books and videos, Leffel conducts workshops throughout the country and recently launched his own annual awards program for excellence in painting. Learn More About David.
David A Leffel. David A. He grew up in New York City where he had a brief career in advertising, but eventually came to chiaroscuro painting at the Art Students League with Frank Mason. Soon he would become a revered instructor there, sharing his special understanding of painting with thousands of students from all over the world. He is recognized as a modern master by colleagues and collectors alike.