Elizabeth Pruitt (Robbins): Roses and Jade

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Video Length: 240 minutes

 

Elizabeth Pruitt is truly one of today's contemporary rising stars. She is equally proficient in portrait, landscape and still life, but she is known mostly for her beautiful classical still life compositions.

She has received recognition from many prestigious painting groups, including the Oil Painters of America, the National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society, and most recently, the C.M. Russell Invitational Exhibition where she was awarded the Tuffy Berg award for "Best Newcomer" of the show. Her entry auctioned at the event for over $7,000.

 

 


What many of her collectors don't know is that Elizabeth has been a teacher of art for almost as many years as she has been a painter. She is a clear and articulate instructor and can explain what and why she is doing on the canvas at any point in the process. For this reason, she has made a fantastic educational DVD on how she paints the still life in this program.

She spent almost a week in our studio, filming three programs to be released in sequence. When she was finished, it was difficult to decide which to release first, as they were all equally stunning. And, all three are equally informative.

It is often difficult to see an artist take a painting completely to the end, with all the final details, but Elizabeth is accomplished at being able to do just this. It is instructive to see how she builds the painting from a loose gesture in the beginning, to a solid foundation, to finally, the finishing details that make the objects seem to come alive.

 

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