Cheri Christensen 4 DVD Combo Set

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This bundle includes four popular videos by Cheri Christensen

Combined length: 14 Hours

Straight Ahead

Keeping An Eye Out

Highlight

Brushwork & Backlight


 

Straight Ahead

Video Length: 2 Hours, 45 Minutes

See Cheri paint the animals she loves to see her style and impressionistic interpretation. And how she turns what seems to be pretty common subjects into works of art. In this first of 3 videos, she choose to paint the subject using, primarily, a palette knife to dramatize the character of this particular rooster named “Straight Ahead.”

This is an excellent demonstration of not only interpreting the subject in an impressionistic style, but her skill in using a palette knife to do the majority of the painting. If you’ve ever wanted to see someone skilled in the use of a palette knife, this video is for you.

 

 

Keeping An Eye Out

Video Length: 3 Hours

We released an earlier DVD by Cheri of her doing an oil painting demonstration of a rooster using a Palette Knife. While this DVD may seem similar, it is done using bristle brushes instead, to demonstrate her very "loose" painting technique.

See Cheri paint the animals she loves to see her style and impressionistic interpretation. And to witness how she turns what seems to be pretty common subjects into works of art. 

This is an excellent demonstration of not only interpreting the subject in an impressionistic style, but her skill in using large bristle brushes to do the majority of the painting. 

 

 

Highlight

Video Length: 4 Hours, 30 Minutes

What fun to do this unique video of Cheri painting a cow, of all things. "Marshmellow," the cow, is indeed, a beautiful subject and what better to illustrate the principles of painting backlighting, which Cheri does in a masterful fashion using Russian Impressionist Tradition techniques.

Cheri is well known for doing beautiful and expressive paints of her friendly barnyard animals and this is no exception. It was a beautiful moment caught in a photograph with the cow and sun in just the right position to illustrate Marshmellow's beautiful nature and the sun's effect in the background, as it presents so many highlights to make this demonstration painting an absolute delight to watch.

If you've ever wanted to either paint a large animal or to better understand the challenge of painting backlighting, this is a video that you are sure to enjoy.

 

 

Brushwork & Backlight

Video Length: 3 hours, 36 minutes

Here is a bit of what you will learn in this real painting demonstration video:

  • How to construct the story of your painting to engage your viewers … BEFORE you begin
  • Learn how to take the best reference photos
  • How to see like an artist — identify light, shapes, and color
  • How to prepare your canvas and what you should paint first
  • How to recognize the warm vs. cool colors and tones in your painting
  • How to simplify your painting composition
  • Know when you have finished your painting … time to LEAVE IT ALONE!

This instructional video with Cheri Christensen on backlighting and brushstrokes can take you from beginner to being able to paint whatever you want. It can take you from being a good painter to the next level.

Cheri shows you how to take your painting to heights you only imagined before now.

This video is for you if you want to learn:

  • How to get in front by understanding one essential concept
  • To experiment with new techniques
  • How to paint what you see
  • How to understand values and the relative nature of light and shadow
  • How to simplify brushstrokes and manipulate them for impact
  • How to control the edges in your painting
  • How to solve the number one problem people have when painting highlights
  • To see the colors of shadows and light (you didn’t know they were there, did you?)
  • How to use backlighting to create warmth in your paintings
  • How to use color and texture to create light and shadows
  • How to paint white objects and make them warm and luminous
  • How to place your objects where you want them to create a balanced and interesting composition

You will learn how to assemble all the elements of a picture to make a painting you are so happy with, you will be excited to show everyone.

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