Painting Instruction Highlights from Master Teachers, Fall 2009

On the Cover:
Jeffrey R. Watts instructing a student
during a workshop held in
Nicolai Fechin’s studio.

Featured Teachers:
Meredith Brooks Abbott
Thomas S. Buechner
Nancy Bush
Ismael Checo
Thomas Gardner
Al Gury
Johnnie Liliedahl
Joseph McGurl
Martin Poole
Jeffrey Reed
Scott Royston
William A. Schneider
Jeffrey R. Watts
Mary Whyte


Painting the Mouth    
by William A. Schneider

Jeffrey Reed: Introducing the Basics of Painting  

by M. Stephen Doherty    

Al Gury: Teaching Fundamentals in a Historic Studio 
by M. Stephen Doherty

How to Create Your Best Paintings Ever   
by Mary Whyte   

3 Views of the Same Scene    
by Bob Bahr   

Johnnie Liliedahl: Using the Old Master Grisaille Method to Manage Values and Opacity  
by M. Stephen Doherty    

Ismael Checo: Color, Richness, and Light   
by John A. Parks   

Seeing Nature With Fresh Eyes   
by Molly Siple   

Painting Classical Floral Still Lifes With Skill and Understanding   
by Scott Royston   

Using Subtle Tones to Express Deep Emotions  
by M. Stephen Doherty   

Joseph McGurl: Developing a Critical Advantage   
by M. Stephen Doherty

Jeffrey R. Watts: Learning the Structure & Discipline of Painting “Controlled Chaos”   
by M. Stephen Doherty   



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About BrianRiley

Brian Riley is the managing editor for the American Artist family of titles (American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing & Workshop) and has been part of the AA team since 2003. He first became interested in art as a child, specifically drawing, but drifted away from the visual arts as he grew older, gravitating towards writing while in college. His position at AA has offered him the opportunity to reinvigorate his early passion and continue his education.