In June of 1987, I embarked on my career as a full time fine artist. Upon leaving the doors of the commercial art studio I was working at, my dear friend and co-worker Kenn Backhaus handed me a small metal plaque as a gift that has stayed with me through the years. The inscription read as follows…
“Rain, falling snow, wind…all these things to contend with only make the open air painter love the fight.” Walter Elmer Schofield
Kenn and I had painted together many times dealing with the elements of rain, wind, mosquitos, hail, snow,etc… trying to come up with a worthy painting amidst the adverse conditions. This plaque has been screwed to the front of my french easel for years, reminding me that the effort is always worth the fight.
We are pleased to announce that our latest video, “The Beginning of Autumn” is now available at http://danielgerhartz.com
During this production, as you will see in the trailers, we had ample opportunity to work through the elements. In this production you will see first hand how I worked through many of the challenges that face the open air painter as well as comprehensively talking through my thought process as the painting developed. From a thorough explanation of materials to discussions about what truly ignites my passion for painting, this 6 hour presentation afforded me the time and opportunity to share my 25 years of painting experience. As is important to me whenever I teach, great care was taken to explain the complex points of creating a successful painting in the simplest, most practical terms. My thanks to Masoud Habibyan for the beautiful filming and precision editing. Enjoy and great painting!
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