TWO DVD COMBO SPECIAL
Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters with Erik Koeppel™
DVD LENGTH: Over 9 Hours
Learn to paint this studio masterpiece step by step.
For over 100 years artist’s have tried to master the look and feel of the Hudson River School Painters. These paintings created by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand and others had a special sense of air, dramatic light, distance and a luminous quality, which others have tried to copy unsuccessfully. Artist Erik Koeppel has spent over a decade studying these masters, researching their writings and notes, and discovering how they captured the feel of nature in their paintings. One time each summer Koeppel teaches a small group of painters at the Hudson River Fellowship to teach these timeless techniques. Students apply from all over the world to be selected to attend. Now you can learn these techniques from this young master.
Now, for the first time Erik Koeppel shares these lost techniques. This video starts with a demonstration and discussion on sketching your composition, understanding what is important to leave in and take out. We then go on location to do an outdoor “plein air” oil sketch to capture the essence of the scene. Because trees are so difficult to paint and understand we do a separate tree study at sunset. We then take you into the studio for hours of enjoyment where you’ll learn the glazing techniques of the Hudson River School Masters, plus we’ll take all the elements and create a more in-depth studio painting, walking you through every step. Erik Koeppel is an excellent instructor. Then Fine Art Connoisseur publisher B. Eric Rhoads conducts an in-depth interview with Koeppel so you can understand the thought behind his artwork and technique. We also show you an exhibit of some of Koeppel’s best paintings.
Whether or not you want to paint like the Hudson River School painters, the principles of these lost techniques can be applied to other painting styles, including impressionism. You’ll learn volumes about how to paint in this new video.
Two DVD Set Includes
- Composition Sketch
- Outdoor Plein Air Study
- Outdoor Tree at Sunset Study
- Glazing Demonstration
- Studio Painting
- Interview with Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher, B. Eric Rhoads
- Exhibit of Koeppel paintings
TECHNIQUES OF THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL MASTERS 2
DVD LENGTH: 4 Hours, 45 Minutes
Take a look at this short video and see just some of what you’ll experience with Erik Koeppel — you won’t be disappointed!
Erik has spent years researching historical documents and scouring the notebooks of the Hudson River School painters. He has experimented with these techniques, brilliantly captured these artists’ approach, and mastered both the painting style and the teaching methods.
You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn from Erik as he guides you through his entire landscape painting process.
Watch as Erik:
Selects a perfect scene for Hudson River School-style painting. You’ll see that it’s not just choosing a beautiful location — a mistake that many artists make (and you will never make again!).
Shows you his exact palette selections and why he uses them — he’ll help you minimize the number of colors you need (perfect for on-location painting).
Shares his panel selection and preparation — getting this right the first time will save you a lot of work.
Demonstrates the brushes he uses and what the benefits are of each. This is critical for every painter to know!
Explains “atmospheric perspective” in an easy-to-understand way that will allow you to see how objects in the scene recede in space — and explains how not to let your eyes trick you into seeing color and value recede, too.
Shows you how to select your horizon on your panel, create a perspective plane, sketch your scene, and mass in closer, heavier elements; this technique alone will save you a lot of time and reduce the frustration of trial-and-error.
Uses his tried-and-true teaching style to show you how to create the details and final touches that will make your painting absolutely stunning.
Discusses and demonstrates the glazing that allows him to unify the painting — you’ll love his technique and want to try it right away as you watch (you can always pause the video to practice!).
And a whole lot more!
Erik is a gifted painter and instructor who is passionate about teaching the Hudson River School techniques. He paints quickly, yet explains every detail as he goes along so you won’t miss any of the details.
By practicing and then mastering these incredible techniques, you will become one of the few artists who have this knowledge and skill, setting your paintings apart from all others. Whether you paint as a hobby to relax or you’re a successful artist making a great living selling your artwork, you will benefit from incorporating what you will discover from Erik Koeppel in this video.