Principles of Painting with Bill Martin.
This set of two videotapes presents one artist's somewhat
traditional approach to painting in oils. The artist-narrator
demonstrates how he approaches the painting of a still life in tape one,
and a landscape in tape two. In both, he begins with basic forms, using
didactics to explain color theory. Captions summarize and clarify the
principles and concepts being presented. As the paintings develop, the
artist discusses brush selection and use, and demonstrates his
procedures: drawing on canvas from a sketch, roughing in the image and
beginning the application of paint. He is especially helpful in color
mixing to attain desired hues. While basically a how-to series, any
student of painting from high school through retirement years would
benefit from watching a good painting evolve and listening to the
suggestions of this capable artist-teacher.