- Excellent instructor in pastel painting Review by Robert "Kal" Kalinoski
Mr. McKinley is truly a master instructor in pastel painting. His video demo on using a bold underpainting was excellent. I had to try his technique on some birch trees I recently photographed and was amazed at the results. I also bought his book Pastel Pointers from North Light and it too was an excellent investment to my pastel art library!
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
- Pastel or multimedia??? Review by Mary
I like the creativity possible with using another medium as most of the underpainting and faster too. It is not what I expected. My main concern in juried exhibitions would be "would this work get tossed because the underpaintinng is mostly not pastel"??? Lots of underpainting showing through. I would have given it a 5star if this question had been answered in either video. To my way of thinking this must be called multimedia when watercolour or oils are used. I hope to see more comments qualifying this as an acceptable method of pastel. Turps + oils on paper. Is this acceptable in archival work. Are we learning good habits or bad!
(Posted on 12/23/2013)
- a great way to make an unusual underpainting Review by Mary
This is not what I expected. I like the finished result. The only thing I am unsure of when using Oils or watercolours or gouache as the underpainting is would this really be considered mixed media or do pastel artists consider this colouring of the support like coloured paper. Would I dare enter this method of underpainting into a competition juried show as a pastel? Would it get tossed out because of this or is it still considered a true archival pastel? This is the only reason I did not ive it a five. I would like to read others comments
(Posted on 12/22/2013)
- At last! Review by Alessandro Brunelli
At last, at last, at last! An Art Teacher and what for an art teacher! With Charles Reid and Stephen Quiller he belongs to the triad of superior Artists in my category. Richard McKinley's DVDs are a must for all those who want to not only understand technique but more importantly what art is. Irrevalent if he teaches pastel, just listen to his words, to this rare event even with closed eyes! In my opinion, the DVD is especially suitable to all those (also art teachers) out there who are stuck with reference photos and mimicking photography (even copying on top of photographs) only to produce altered photograph-paintings completely lacking of the artistic touch. At last, at last, at last, a DVD for art-inclined people!Alessandrowww.non-solo-arte.com
(Posted on 11/19/2010)