In Optimizing the Studio Experience oil artist Andy Braitman takes the viewer through the eight stages of producing a painting in his Charlotte, NC studio. Filmed before a live student audience, this DVD is not so much a standard "step-by-step" teaching presentation as it is a real-life "ride-along" with a successful working artist. Primarily a landscape artist, Braitman engagingly describes his painting process from beginning to end and works the detail information about brushes, colors, composition and technique into 5 distinct stages.
After the "wrap-up", the viewer can forward the DVD into the bonus section that features an enlightening group discussion. During this portion, Andy answers questions in detail about his color mixing, his push/pull brush technique and compositional directives. Andy Braitman's instruction skews to the intermediate and advanced student and is not one that you will watch once and file away.
143 minute art instruction video.