I did spend a lot of time studying Rubens and Rembrandt’s painting methods and materials in addition to all of my other favorite painters from the Renaissance and Baroque periods all those years ago when I was learning to paint.  I often mention how the best way to learn to paint, or to acquire skills in any trade for that matter, … Read More

Rubens and the New Light

Its time for another fascinating article on the historical and technical aspects of painting.  OK, fascinating for artists like me at least.  I want to write about the little known, but enormous contribution to how we create paintings, made by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).  It has to do with managing light, which is a topic that is most important for painters, a subject … Read More