Thursday, January 24, 2013

FAQs


Q. Is there a workshop scheduled for my area?
A. All of my workshops are listed on my website, blog, and other social media. If you don’t see you’re state/city listed, it’s unlikely a workshop is scheduled there at this time.
 If you are a workshop administrator for an art school or club, please contact via email (danieljkeys@danielkeysfineart.com) with your group’s information, keeping in mind that my workshop schedule is usually several years out.

Q. What paint colors do you use?
A. My complete palette can be found HERE. Note: These colors represent my standard palette, no matter what I’m painting (still-life, portrait, landscape, etc.), however I do keep an open mind and try new colors whenever possible to continue my learning pursuits.

Q. What other supplies do you prefer?
A. Canvas: New Traditions Art Panels makes a line of lead-primed linen that I like, L600. You can purchase it by the roll, and mount it yourself, or do as I do, and order it adhered to a board like birch or gatorboard. www.newtraditionsartpanels.com
Brushes: Rosemary & Co. These are some of the finest brushes available to artists today, and I use mostly long flats, filberts, and rounds, in the Mongoose and bristles series’, and in all sizes available. www.rosemaryandco.com
Easel: I like easels with sturdy tri-pods like the Open-M Box, or something similar.
Paper-towels: Though I’ll use whatever is available to me, it’s hard to beat Viva!

Q. Do you use a medium?
A. Yes! I make a mixture that’s five-parts rectified turpentine, one-part linseed stand oil, and one-part dammar varnish (5-1-1).

Q. How is your studio lit/what sort of lighting do you prefer?
A. Natural light from large north-facing windows provide the most consistent daylight, and the cool temperature of the light enables me to see the most color in my subjects. When this ideal situation isn’t a possibility, 5500kelvin-temperature fluorescent bulbs work perfectly to duplicate the temperature of the preferred natural light. I use the swirly looking bulbs that screw into any standard fixture, and are available at most discount stores. I avoid warm incandescent bulbs like the plague (especially for still-life).

Q. Besides oil, are there other mediums that you enjoy working with?
A. I love to draw with charcoal, especially on toned papers.

Q. Do you have any tips on brushwork?
A. Yes! You can read about it HERE.

Q. Do you ever paint from photographs?
A. Rarely. Mostly, because so much valuable information becomes obscured in photographs, and no apparatus can perfectly duplicate what the human eye is capable of perceiving. Except for a few paintings that could not possibly be painted exclusively from life (a pose too difficult for a model to hold, a moving object, etc.), I try my best to paint what is physically in front of me.

Q. Do you take commissions?
A. No. I need the freedom to paint as I please, and am not currently taking commissions.

Q. Do you have DVDs?
A. I currently have three available through Lilliedahl Video Productions. These were filmed a few years ago, and though I’m always expanding my painting repertoire (thus certain practices either evolve or cease to be used), the fundamentals for good painting are in each video. I especially recommend “Antique Coffee Grinder with Vegetables”. www.lilipubs.com

Q. Have you been published in any magazines?
A. Just about all the major ones have featured my work, some of them several times. Art magazines are a great source of information, and a wonderful way to get your work noticed. Some recent articles can be found in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Pratique des Arts (for our French reading friends), American Art Collector, Workshop Magazine, American Artist.

Q. What is the best way to make a living at being an artist?
A. First, establish what “making a living” means to you, and then set practical goals to carry out that ideal. Stick with those goals, become a problem solver, and above everything else… practice, practice, practice! You won’t succeed at anything without practice!

Q. Do you offer personal courses or private critiquing sessions with artists, in person or via the internet?
A. No, not at this time.

Q. What book/s would you recommend to a beginner?
A. “Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting” by Richard Schmid. I recommend his book to anyone, beginners and accomplished artists alike. www.richardschmid.com

Q. What should I do when my work is criticized by others?
A. If it’s solicited: Take it, weigh it in your own mind, make the most of it, and grow. It it’s unsolicited (as so much of it can often be): Remind yourself that you aren’t painting for the critics and their elusive approval, but rather for yourself and those with the capacity to love and appreciate what you do. Above all, don’t let it stop you from giving all of yourself in whatever ways you can.

Q. Where can I see more of your work?
A. My galleries are...

 Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art

 West Wind Fine Art

 Gallery 1261

Q. I don't like to deal with galleries. Do you sell directly through your studio?
A. My galleries are some of the finest in the world for their unprecedented commitment to quality and friendly service. They are very loyal to me, and do their best to promote what I do with enthusiasm. I would never consider undermining their hard work to sell my paintings at a discount. 

Q. Who are your favorite artists (living or deceased)?
A. There are so many today that are taking art to new heights, it’s difficult to keep up with them all. But those whose work I seem to return to again and again are…

Richard Schmid
Nancy Guzik
Quang Ho
Daniel Gerhartz
Susan Lyon
Jeremy Lipking
Clyde Aspevig
Josh Clare
Casey Baugh

Those who’ve gone on before us…

John Singer Sargent
Anders Zorn
Edgar Payne
Henri Fanton-Latour
And many others!

54 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my, you are so generous to offer your valuable expertise to us all. I am grateful. Regards, Carolina Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dear Mr Daniel Keys !!! I am so thrilled that my teacher in oil painting so admire your work, the way u paint so loosely and spontaneous ! I was 12 when I found joy in painting in watercolor and 16 when I first sketched a 2 by 2 inch photo and blew it onto a 16 x 20 inch paper. I didn't think any of it as I was committed to finish college. 35 years later I thought it was time I did something I enjoyed .................... well actually it was my brother who bought me my first paints as soon as my plane landed in good old USA. but I wasn't serious into learning coz I have a family to feed. I sruggled for 6 long years as to how to go about oil painting your video just opened my eyes to all the possibilities ! I am now teaching CCD for kids at church and share with them the joys of painting. WITH YOUR VIDEO GUIDING ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY................. my prayers are answered......we need more God fearing Christian painters out there .... and your teachings will make that possible ...I have been wishing to have a CHRISTIAN painter who loves God .........and here u are...exactly the way I imagined your paintings.full of life and the beauty of God's creations............. thank u with all my heart God Bless you and your family

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello!
    http://www.outletcoach.us.com Coach Outlet
    http://www.michaelkorsoutletonlines.us.com Michael Kors Outlet
    http://www.michaelkorsoutletinc.us.com Michael Kors Outlet Online
    http://www.michael-kors-outletonline.us.com Michael Kors
    http://www.michaelkorsoutlett.com Michael Kors Outlet
    http://www.truereligionoutlets.us.com True Religion Outlet
    http://www.sacportefeuillepascher.com Sac Longchamp
    http://www.coachoutletfactoryonline.us.com Coach Outlet Online
    http://www.michaelkorsoutletonlinestore.com Michael Kors
    http://www.thenorthfaceclearance.us.com The North Face Outlet
    http://www.coachoutlets.us.org Coach Factory Outlet
    http://www.saclancel.com Sac Lancel,sac a main lancel
    http://www.truereligionjean.com True Religion Jeans
    http://www.portefeuillepascher.com Sac Chanel
    http://www.burberryoutletstore.us.com Burberry Outlet
    http://www.tiffanysandco.us.com Tiffany and co
    http://www.outletsonlinemichaelkors.com Michael Kors Outlet
    http://www.coachoutletfactorystoresonline.com Coach Factory
    http://www.christianlouboutins.us.com Christian Louboutin
    http://www.coachstoreoutletonline.com Coach Factory Outlet
    http://www.coachoutletsonlinesell.com Coach Outlet Online
    http://www.outletonlinemichaelkors.com Michael Kors
    http://www.coachoutlet-factoryonline.us.com Coach Factory Outlet
    http://www.michael--korsoutletonline.us.com Michael Kors Outlet
    http://www.michaelkorsoutletline.com Michael Kors Outlet Online
    http://www.coachoutletstores.us.org Coach Outlet,Coach Handbags
    http://www.oakleyssunglassescheap.com Oakley Sunglasses Cheap
    http://www.coachonlinestoresoutlet.com Coach Outlet Store Online
    http://www.coachoutletonlinecoachfactory.com Coach Outlet
    http://www.oakleyoutlets.us.com Oakley Outlet
    http://www.beatsbydrdre.us.com beats by dr dre
    http://www.hermesbelt.us.com Hermes Belt
    http://www.hermesbag.us.com Hermes Belt
    http://www.guccibag.us.com Gucci Handbags
    http://www.coachfactorycoachoutlet.com Coach Outlet
    http://www.chanel-handbag.us.com chanel handbags
    http://www.coachfactoryoutletstore.us.org Coach Outlet
    http://www.raybanoutlets.us.com Ray Ban outlet
    http://www.guccioutletstores.us.com Gucci Outlet
    http://www.coach-outlet-online.us.com Coach Outlet
    http://www.valentinoshoes.us.org Valentino Shoes
    http://www.katespadeoutletsonline.com Kate Spade
    http://www.katespadeoutletstores.us.com Kate Spade outlet

    ReplyDelete
  5. [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-mens-c-729.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/nike-free-4.0-flyknit-men-black--white.jpg[/img][/url]
    [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-mens-c-729.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/nike-free-4.0-v4-men-blue-white.jpg[/img][/url]
    [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-mens-c-729.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/nike-free-og-2014-men-deep-grey-blue-white.jpg[/img][/url]
    [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-mens-c-729.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/gray-blue-buy_nike-free-run-2.jpg[/img][/url]
    [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-mens-c-729.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/sport-buy_nike-free-run-5-men-black-white.jpg[/img][/url]
    [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-mens-c-729.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/nike-roshe-run-men-deep-grey-pink-yellow.jpg[/img][/url]
    [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-mens-c-729.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/nike-roshe-flyknit-men-blue-black.jpg[/img][/url]
    [url=http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/nike-free-run-womens-c-731.html][img]http://www.aisportshoesclub.com/images/aisportshoesclub/sport-buy_nike-free-3.0-v7-women-red-grey.jpg[/img][/url]

    ReplyDelete
  6. [url=http://www.christianlouboutin-shoes.us.com][b]www.christianlouboutin-shoes.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.christianlouboutin-shoes.us.com][b]Christian Louboutin Shoes[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.christianlouboutin-shoes.us.com][b]Christian Louboutin Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.rogerviviershoes.us.com][b]Roger Vivier Shoes[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.rogerviviershoes.us.com][b]Roger Vivier Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.rogerviviershoes.us.com][b]www.rogerviviershoes.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.uggbootsoutlet.us.com][b]UGG Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.uggbootsoutlet.us.com][b]Cheap UGG Boots[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.uggbootsoutlet.us.com][b]www.uggbootsoutlet.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.michaelkorsoutletstoresonline.us.com][b]Michael Kors Handbags[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.michaelkorsoutletstoresonline.us.com][b]Michael Kors Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.mkbagscoach.com][b]Michael Kors Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.chaneloutletstores.us.com][b]Chanel Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.chaneloutletstores.us.com][b]Chanel Handbags[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.oakleysunglassess.us.com][b]Cheap Oakley Sunglasses[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.oakleysunglassess.us.com][b]Oakley Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.oakleysunglassess.us.com][b]www.oakleysunglassess.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.ray-bansunglass.us.com][b]Ray Ban Sunglasses[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.ray-bansunglass.us.com][b]Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.louisvuitton365outlet.com][b]Louis Vuitton Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.louisvuitton365outlet.com][b]Louis Vuitton Outlet Online[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.louisvuitton360outlets.com][b]Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.tiffanyandcos.us.com][b]Tiffany And Co[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.tiffanyandcos.us.com][b]Tiffany Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.tiffanyandcos.us.com][b]Tiffany Jewellery[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.coachfactorystoresonline.us.com][b]Coach Factory Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.coachfactorystoresonline.us.com][b]Coach Outlet Store Online[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.coach-outletsstore.us.com][b]Coach Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.coach-outletsstore.us.com][b]Coach Outlet Store[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.monclerjacketoutlets.us.com/][b]Moncler Jackets[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.monclerjacketoutlets.us.com/][b]Moncler Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.monclerjacketoutlets.us.com/][b]www.monclerjacketoutlets.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.longchamp-outlet.us.com/][b]Longchamp Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.longchamp-outlet.us.com/][b]Longchamp Handbags[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.longchamp-outlet.us.com/][b]www.longchamp-outlet.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.truereligion-outlet.us.com/][b]True Religion Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.truereligion-outlet.us.com/][b]True Religion Jeans[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.truereligion-outlet.us.com/][b]www.truereligion-outlet.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.celine--handbags.us.com/][b]Celine Handbags[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.celine--handbags.us.com/][b]Celine bags[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.celine--handbags.us.com/][b]www.celine--handbags.us.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.uggboots-blackfriday.com/][b]UGG Black Friday[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.uggboots-blackfriday.com/][b]www.uggboots-blackfriday.com[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.coach---outlet.com/][b]Coach Outlet[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.coach---outlet.com/][b]Coach Black Friday[/b][/url]
    [url=http://www.coach---outlet.com/][b]www.coach---outlet.com[/b][/url]

    ReplyDelete
  7. http://www.longchamp-pliage.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. All important details regarding further appointment process will be announced after the declaration of RRB Results.
    ssc result 2016 maharashtra

    ReplyDelete
  10. Đối với lĩnh vực trang tri nội thất thì công ty OZ là công ty có một đội ngũ nhân sự bao gồm kiến trúc sư, cử nhân mỹ thuật công nghiệp lành nghề và yêu nghề. OZ luôn đưa ra những sản phẩm thiết kế nha dep, biet thu dep, nha pho dep, can ho dep, nha ong dep , phong khach dep, phong ngu dep, sáng tạo đồng thời phù hợp với khả năng đầu tư của khách hàng. Bên cạnh đó còn thực hiện ý tưởng của quý khách hàng trong thời gian nhanh nhất với chất lượng tốt nhất thông qua các kiến trúc sư nhiều năm kinh nghiệm. Các sản phẩm thiết kế nội thấtthi công nội thất của công ty cũng dần dần được khẳng định tên tuổi trên thị trường VN.

    Còn nhắc đến thông tin vể lĩnh vực ăn uống thì không thể không nhác đến King CHEF VN. Với các món ăn truyền thống như: cach lam banh trung thu

    ReplyDelete
  11. شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل العفش بالخبر
    شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر على وجه الخصوص تعددت كثيرا ولكن القليل من شركات نقل الاثاث داخل الدمام والخبر ما زال يقدم الخدمة المنوط بها للعميل فنحن فى شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام وبالخبر افضل شركات نقل اثاث بالدمام والخبر والقطيف والجبيل على مستوي المملكه العربية السعودية وخاصة منها المنطقة الشرقية ونحن ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام وبالخبر

    ReplyDelete
  12. /شركات-مكافحة-الحشرات-بالدمام
    شركة-تنظيف-مجالس-بالقطيف
    شركة-رش-مبيدات-براس-تنورة
    I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style of blogging. I added it to my favorites blog site list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my site as well and let me know what you think

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style of blogging. I added it to my favorites blog site list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my site as well and let me know what you think
    شركة-غسيل-كنب-بالدمام
    sofas-cleaning-company-in-dammam
    شركة-غسيل-كنب-بالدمام

    ReplyDelete
  14. شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام تقوم بمثل هذا العمل وذلك لان ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام (شركة شاكمو لنقل العفش والاثاث ) لنقل الاثاث بالدمام والخبر ستوفر عليك كل هذا التعب والمشقه وذلك لانها الاولى فى مجال نقل الاثاث بالمملكه العربيه السعوديه وذلك لما تتسم به هذه ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام من مميزات لا تتوافر فى اى شركه اخرى

    ReplyDelete
  15. شركه تنظيف بالدمام
    شركه تنظيف بالخبر
    شركة تنظيف كنب بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف كنب بالخبر
    عتبر الموكيت الآن هو من اهم الاشياء الموجودة في كل المنازل حيث ان اهميته تكون في عملية التدفئة خلال فصل الشتاء حيث ان يجب التنظيف بالصفة المستمرة للموكيت حتي نجعل من المنزل مكانا نظيفا بإستمرار . و ايضا يعتبر شيئ طبيعي ان نقوم بالتنظيف للموكيت قبل ان نقوم بتخزينه و لكن لا نستطيع الوصول الي المستوي المطلوب للنظافة للموكيت بأي طريقة عادية و لهذا فلابد من الاتصال و الاستعانة بشركتنا لتنظيف موكيت بالدمام

    ReplyDelete
  16. شركة مكافحة الحشرات بالدمام
    شركة مكافحة الحشرات بالخبر
    شركة مكافحة الحشرات بالقطيف
    شركة مكافحة الحشرات بالجبيل
    شركة مكافحة البق بالدمام والخبر والقطيف  . قد يلجأ البعض الى التوجه لاستخدام الطرق العاديه التقليديه للسيطره على اي من الحشرات التي تهاجم المنزل و لكن ذلك لا يجدي نفعا على الاطلاق دون  الاستعانه بأفضل شركة مكافحة البق بالدمام والخبر . كما ان البعض الاخر يلجأ الى استخدام المبيدات المتداوله في الاسواق و المراكز و يستعين بها للقضاء على الحشرات و لكن يمكن ان يحدث شيئان الاول هو سوء استخدام المبيدات بشكل خاطئ

    ReplyDelete
  17. I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that this is working for you as well.
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام

    ReplyDelete