Someone from my atelier class recently referred me to Geneva Brush dip and that started me down the path of learning about Mark and his webpages dedicated to teaching. Being laid up with a bad knee this week, I have watched almost all of his remarkable videos! After completing a 3 year program in a classical atelier in 2017, I had a hunger to watch professional artists paint because as a visual person, I feel I learn so much from watching and Marks videos are exactly what I need and desire. Doing is important as he points out in advising 30 hours a week actually painting, but watching is also so very helpful, at least for me. So thank you so much Mark for this really valuable resource sharing your teaching technique and demos. I would love to come and take your portrait painting course at some point. Sargent is one of my very favorite painters too. Very excited to get my supplies that I ordered a few days ago including the paint, color checker and proportional divider! I'm hoping my work will become looser with practice of not blending, which is hard once you start down that road. Thank you so much for your videos and resources. Here's one of my portraits I did last year.
All the best! Meredith