Firthcliffe Atelier

is creating oil paintings using traditional techniques and materials

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$3
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A monthly pledge that helps us run our studio and continue to create artwork and content.  At the end of the year you will get a hand written thank you card from Sheridan and I.
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Full Painting Videos with Commentary

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$6
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See finished paintings when they are released as well as a time laps video of it being painted. You will also have access to the full video in which we will talk as we painting.  In these unabridged videos we will discuss elements like composition, drawing, and colour.

  • Full Painting Videos with Commentary

Student

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$12
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Gain access to our course material. In these videos and posts we will go into detail about technique, materials, art history, as well as general musings about creating works of art. 
  • Material, Technical and History Videos

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About Firthcliffe Atelier

Hello, we are Matthew and Sheridan McDonald and we run the Firthcliffe Atelier located in upstate New York. My wife and I spent four years living in Florence Italy studying traditional drawing and painting  techniques.  I came from the States and my wife from Australia to study in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  One steeped in a deep and rich artistic history.  For four years we studied the traditional academic method of drawing and painting. It was a method which was practiced in Europe for some time but nearly died out during the 20th century.  All around the world schools and private studios have begun to revive these important techniques and continue once again to build upon them. However gaining access to this training isn't always the easiest thing. Sheridan and I were very fortunate to have a chance to study in Europe but this isn't always the case.  This  is why we want to share some of our knowledge.  We would like to share some of this tradition in a way that anyone who is serious about learning to draw and paint or just curious can easily fit it into their schedule.  Beyond just education however we want our patrons to share ideas and help us grow as artists as well.  
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Once we reach this goal we will have a raffle and one of our patrons will win an original oil painting by Sheridan or my self. 
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