As a world famous portrait painter, Lajos Markos made his mark in the Art world by painting over 2,000 portraits in his lifetime. Patrons varied from wealthy people to the obscure, neither were they relegated to one gender, as he portrayed both sexes elegantly. Markos received commissions because of his unique ability to paint portraits that captured the very essence of the character of his subjects as well as their moods. Among the rich and famous who commissioned his talents were John Wayne, The Royal Family of King Hassan II, the cellist Pablo Casals and Robert Kennedy.
By purchasing this DVD, you will be given classes and tips on portrait painting by Markos himself, taped in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Markos is a great teacher, he starts with a blank canvas, builds his portrait stroke by stroke, and in the video he gives lessons on how to paint a realistic portrait, how to avoid mistakes, what colors are best used on canvas to give the desired effect in contouring a person’s face, so that it becomes lifelike. His unique ability to blend colors is evident as he teaches students special tips by defining colors that could only be known by an experienced classical master painter. If you wish to paint a realistic and outstanding portrait of someone, that captures the person’s character and looks, we recommend that you purchase this DVD.
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