Master artist David Cheifetz guides students through his process of creating a still life oil painting, expressing concepts both simple and powerful that can help you add a sense of focus and drama to your own paintings. The live audience provides a depth that is normally inaccessible in a typical instructional video, occasionally sparking Cheifetz to go beyond his primary concepts and veer into more thoughtful and personal territory. Cheifetz adapts to the evolving painting, problem solving on the fly, a process which necessitates clarity of intent. You will learn to establish and continually reestablish a clarity of intent that will help you navigate the turbulent middle stages of a painting that can often derail the artist. Renowned for his painting proficiency with both brush and knife, Cheifetz demonstrates the usage of both tools.
David Cheifetz - “Still Life Oil Painting”
Part 1 - Setting The Stage + Composition + Blocking In
Part 2 - Beginning of Full Color
Part 3 - Continuing Full Color
Part 4 - Searching For Focus
Part 5 - Finishing and Fine Tuning
Examples of Cheifetz’s Artworks:
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+ Over 6 Hours of Instructional Content
"David's workshop on still life composition was excellent, and left me with many new ideas and techniques to incorporate into my own work. He is a superb, perceptive, and patient instructor, who is able to intuit the best approach for each student. His suggestions were invariably helpful, and he is adept at offering solutions and "next steps" tailored to each painter's needs, as well as gently introducing new and more effective approaches."
- Brie Dodson
"I just finished a David Cheifetz workshop, and all I can say is WOW! David has a very unassuming way of teaching, that coaxes you to think about how best to apply his techniques to your work. I knew I would enjoy his tutelage, but I am blown away, trying to process all that I learned in just three days painting with him. I highly recommend Mr. Cheifetz's workshops for the beginner or advanced artist. It is so rare to find an instructor who shares their talents in a way that is easy to understand and apply in your own work."
- Debra Keirce
"As a professional portrait painter I make a point of taking regular workshops and classes to help stretch & refine my technique. I have been lucky enough to take some amazing classes with painting luminaries such as Robert Liberace, Dan Thompson & Daniel Sprick. I am usually happy if I take one or two new ideas away from a workshop. The recent workshop I took with David Cheifetz however was a total "game changer" for me. I am still reeling from the amount of information I absorbed over the course of 3 days with him. Many of the approaches he presented were new to me and deeply thought provoking. If you want to learn how to paint thickly & with intent, Cheifetz is the instructor for you".
- Suzanne Lago Arthur (full blog post here)