Ed Salazar

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Dear friends,

I am happy to share instructional videos that will show and explain several stages in the process of creating a quality oil painting based on my 40 years of training and experienced as an artist.

1. The proper stage of development beginning with a good drawing
2. Preparing a monochrome underpainting
3. Understanding color relationships
4. Planning a good composition 
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About Ed Salazar

I began my art education at the age of 18 in St. Petersburg, Florida at St. Petersburg College. After moving to New York in 1984 I became an illustrator of Biblical and historical subjects producing some 300 paintings in over 20 years. My illustrations have appeared in many books, calendars, and journals, some of which enjoy an international circulation in several languages.

I also developed my skills as a portrait artist painting in the classical tradition. I have taken painting workshops with renowned living artists such as Nelson Shanks at the New York Academy of Art and with Everett Raymond Kinstler and Max Ginsburg at The Art Students League of New York. I have also absorbed the lessons from painting demonstrations by John Howard Sanden, Richard Schmid, Daniel Greene, Carl Samson as well as from studying and making copies of his favorite masters from the past, namely, John Singer Sargent, Jules Bastien-Lepage, and Diego Velazquez.

I have also regularly lectured on different periods of art history at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Among my portrait subjects are celebrities such as actress and singer Vanessa Williams, NBA star Rick Fox, NASCAR great Mark Martin, and jazz legends Gato Barbieri and Lionel Hampton. My portraits have been exhibited in prestigious galleries such as New York’s Salmagundi Club and hang in public and private collections in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

I presently reside in Fort Worth, Texas where I also enjoy painting equestrian portraits, still life, and landscapes. I believe that regardless of the subject one paints, the key elements of successful painting consist in good composition, correct drawing, accurate values, naturalistic color, variety of edges and textures, as well as dexterity in brushwork. As a result of consistently meeting this criteria, my painting style has been described as “very natural,” “lifelike,” “dignified,” “powerful,” “classic.”

This Patreon account will allow patrons to glean much valuable artistic training.

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