Intuitive Art - Get Started with Gesso with Betsy Dillard Stroud - DVD
In this start-to-finish painting demonstration, join artist Betsy Dillard Stroud as you explore the color and texture possibilities of using gesso! You’ll mix and mingle gessoes of many colors with acrylic paint, learning how to take advantage of its unique properties as you make tints, shades, and tones. Next, Betsy shares her composition strategies, including her tips for when and where to use opaque and translucent gesso. Then you’ll design, layer, and develop intriguing areas of your painting with stamping and collage. Paint along with Betsy as you explore the myriad possibilities of gesso as the star of your paintings!
In this video, you'll:
Use tape to give your painting structure
Learn important principles of abstract painting
Work with a limited palette for color harmony
Free your creative spirit and follow your intuition!
About Betsy Dillard Stroud
Betsy Dillard Stroud, a born Virginian, has lived in Arizona since 1996 and has been painting since the age of eight. A former art historian, Stroud received her M. A. in art history from the University of Virginia. Her paintings are filled with the marriage of her art history background, her love of color affected by the ambience of the west and the southwest, and the symbolism created by her life experiences. She is an acclaimed painter who has won many awards including the High Winds Medal in the American Watercolor Society in New York, and most recently the 2014 Dr. David Gale Award in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
Running Time: 79 Minutes