Romantic Painting Demo by Robert Hagan

Late Night, 30"x40" oil by Robert Hagan

"Backlight paintings are a delight to do", says Robert. "But they must be sneaked up on-like catching a monkey, otherwise they just get away from you. The secret in painting this type of painting is patience. It's working from the middle tones up and then down, then up and down again a few more tones, until the full range of tones from light to dark is covered. When they are done with care and flair they can be stunning. "


"The fall colors against the soft blue back hills and steel blue trees gives this painting a vibrancy and lift to excite the subject. With dots and dashes of light green, purple and yellow its a cacophony of small but intriguing strokes. The result is a painting that jumps off the wall under light."   ....Robert Hagan




Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy by Robert Hagan is in my own personal library.   If you like his style, you'll love this book.   It's one of my own favorites and I return to review it over and over.


In this book packed with 400 color photos, internationally acclaimed oil painter Robert Hagan reveals his personal easy-to-learn techniques for creating sensitive, impressionistic paintings.

In his no-nonsense way, Hagan demystifies the oil painting process. Artists, no matter their level of experience, will be able to create enchanting paintings almost immediately using Hagan’s unique "placement theory" and simple color system based on two "mother colors."

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