David Leffel is the artists' artist of portraits and still life. For 22 years he taught at the Art Students League and had classes at his studio in New York. David now resides in the southwestern United States where he teaches at several workshops. His work has been featured in many shows and he has won numerous awards.
The many secrets of Leffels' painting techniques, including the subtle use of brilliant color and achieving the impasto quality of his highlights. Leffel talks about the setup, blocks in the head, roughs the clothing and facial features. Next, the planes of the face begin to appear, each brush stroke direction creating apparent movement of the muscles around the face. Throughout the demonstration, the painter explains step-by-step exactly what he is doing and affords special insights into his technique.."When I first saw Rembrandt's paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, they immediately struck me. His paintings just seemed to have a level of logic that none of the others had."
- David A. Leffel
A beautiful interview with David Leffel: David Leffel feature (Reproduced with permission from The Artist's Magazine)
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