Another purpose of this web site is to show case how art can be used working with youth at risk as a therapy tool. Some of the student art work is from physically and mentally handicapped youth. It's quite amazing the results I get using the wet on wet oil painting technique.
Bob Ross (you know that PBS happy little tree guy) really was quite a master oil landscape painter. He would complete an oil painting in 30 minutes or less. Which is quite amazing all in itself. I have used this technique to teach students as young as 3 years old. All most all the oil landscapes were completed by these students in about 2 hours. All most all the student art was their very first oil landscape. I have fine tuned my approach in teaching this technique over the years with great success. I also wanted to say that drawing pencil or graphite portraits for 99.9% of artist that do this know it is a learned thing. To get really good at it you have to practice, listen, take lessons, etc... Just the brand of pencil and especially the paper can make a portrait great or completely ruin it. Even the brand of fixative spray can ruin it at the very end. So do your research, take some lessons and have fun, For simply the best book on drawing go to JD Hillberry's web site and buy his book like I did (I renamed it the "The Holy Grail of Drawing"). Below are some links to great web sites for drawing and painting tutorials......................Dave Bj p.s.I include these miss spellings of the word portrait for all the people like me that can't spell well and typed the wrong spelling while searching. portrat portrate portrates, portriat