Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Customers First


Customers First! Thanks to all of you who have been using my books to teach yourself color, light, and imaginative painting. Link to signed copies. 

7 comments:

Sean Bodley said...

Thank YOU James! So many of my students and myself have benefited greatly from your books. It has brought another layer of joy to our painting practices. Love the video :)

Gary said...

I have 2 iPad Sketch Books: "JG" and "Metro North". Have you released any more? Gary

James Gurney said...

Gary, we've just done two Living Sketchbooks: Boyhood Home and Metro North.

CatBlogger said...

I bought the 1946/1947 book about Norman Rockwell that you mentioned in a previous blog, then watched your video "Painting Dinosaurs" and your video about the Australian dinosaur stamps. I appreciate your willingness to share the painting process you have developed over the years.

CatBlogger said...

You create maquettes, and seem to draw them same-size. Is your goal to produce art work at a pre-determined percentage larger than the print version of the pictures?

Also, in the video about painting dinosaurs, you spray the approved drawing (on illustration board) with a workable fixative, then paint it with acrylic matte medium. Why is it necessary to use both?

James Gurney said...

Thanks, CatBlogger. I usually do my paintings about 30% bigger than printed size, but sometimes much larger. The maquette size doesn't really matter. Whatever size is convenient to build. Workable fixative just secures the pencil drawing enough before using the acrylic medium. Without it, the liquid medium could smudge soft pencil.

CatBlogger said...

Thank you