STUDY WITH LOUIS
VELASQUEZ ART STUDIO
Please read about FRANK COVINO , below

The DVD, OIL PAINTING WITH CALCITE SUN OIL, has been well received
worldwide.
It will teach you how to use the oil paint medium like REMBRANDT,
VELAZQUEZ, RUBENS, and other great Masters.

The method is SO SIMPLE you will laugh --once you understand its basic
principles - BUT YOU WILL MARVEL at its profound complex chemical
nature.

None of the Great Masters knew of today's modern science nor were they
chemists, but they OBSERVED and knew by practical studio work, what the
use
of the materials taught in this DVD and in my book- -
will allow a painter to accomplish.






















THE CSO-EGG TEMPERA DVD
teaches the new development to the 15th century Egg Tempera method. It
will expand the visual expression of today's egg tempera painters who use
CENNINI'S ancient method.
The CSO-EGG TEMPERA method is the first major advancement in EGG
TEMPERA of the past 600 years. NOW, you can paint with IMPASTO--
an application  method not allowed under CENNINI'S method.





















In 2011, I developed a NEW and REVOLUTIONARY OIL PAINT.------
" MILK OIL PAINT".
This new milk oil paint is NOT a casein tempera.
The DVD gives full instruction on using this remarkable new OIL PAINT.  
Thin washes dry in 5 minutes -- impasto dries in one hour

The DVD to your right is the BEGINNER'S version,
made for NEW students and School Art classes of Jr. High and High School
levels.
THIS VIDEO BELOW
IS NOW FREE ON YOUTUBE

















The DVD FOR ADVANCED PAINTERS:
THE NEW MILK OIL PAINT AND THE VAN EYCK SECRET MEDIUM is
made for professional and advanced painters. It will illuminate much of the
mystery of the VAN EYCK SECRET MEDIUM and will demonstrate in live
film HOW TO USE the new MILK OIL PAINT

SEE THE DVD PROMOTION ON MY HOME PAGE



















PETER PAUL RUBENS is unequaled in technical matters of oil
painting. The extraordinary facility and mastery of his paint application has
held artists spellbound since his death in 1640.
My new DVD on the Methods and Materials of
Peter Paul Rubens has much new information.

CAUTION: This DVD is not for beginners. It uses HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

NOTICE: ON FEB 21, 2015  I UPLOADED THE
RUBENS DVD ONTO YOUTUBE
It is now free to be studied in its entirety
















I offer Artists three books and Five DVDS teaching SAFE FINE ART PAINTING
without need for any Hazardous, Dangerous , Toxic or Carcinogenic materials

SEE MY HOME PAGE ON HOW TO RECEIVE A FREE DVD

Two books are for Advanced and Professional artists. The other book is for Beginning Artists and Art Teachers.
It includes a
FREE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE. This full length video is over one hour in duration.
To see the FREE  video on the  YOUTUBE website,
Type in CSO VELASQUEZ
 for all the videos

THE BOOKS AND DVDS ARE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
FRANK COVINO
ITALIAN-AMERICAN ARTIST
[ born 1931 -    ]

I am thrilled to introduce my readers to the sound priciples of creative
painting as written by Mr. Covino.
I share here is introductory essay to his book published in 1982.

Now out of print - its sound principles will never age and his wise words
will live forever. He clearly states that Academic realism is NOT ANY
BETTER than other forms or styles of painting. I agree. I consider myself an
EXPRESSIONIST-REALIST. I distort natural forms and colors and I do NOT
attempt to paint photo realistically. Frank's words about the essence of
'creative art', are TRUTH.

I have known about Frank's work for several years, but I never felt the
need for his guidance - I just follow my own path through the creative
making of art and paintings.  Like Frank, I have done many many forms,
sculpture, pottery, fabric, metal and much much more. Each medium
challenging with its possibilities and limitations.
BUT
I am a painter first and foremost.

My interest in FRank's teaching was RE-KINDLED by the audacious claim by
a man named TIM JENISON who believes the great Dutch painter VERMEER,
used a
'mechanical, color swatch matching , mirror on a stick contraption" , to
COPY COLORS AND THEIR VALUES
to paint his paintings.

Tim's movie, TIM'S VERMEER" is his story about he and his contraption. I
have studied the film in depth- and have experimented with his method- In
my opinion of over 50 years as a professional artist- I believe the film is
NOT a serious academic documentary.
I believe the film is for pure ENTERTAINMENT,
with the motives being, and the way things are done,
in Hollywood and Las Vegas.

HERE NOW
in Frank Covino's book
is what Vermeer and all the greatest Old Masters did
to match color and value gradations
that we all observe in nature daily.
AND TO CREATE THEIR MAGICAL
EXTRAORDINARY CREATIONS

I AM PROUD TO SHARE THE INTRODUCTION
Frank wrote for his book.
I copy and post this within the US Copyright clause of
FAIR USE.
Which allows portions of a work of literature to be
fairly and freely shared for discussion, education, and beneficial academic
growth for society at large.
IM VERY PROUD OF THIS REVIEW ON AMAZON
July 22,2017

5.0 out of 5 stars - practical methods by which a painter today can modify
store-bought oil paint to make it behave like the paint of the Masters -- fluent
By 'reviewer' on July 20, 2017
Format: DVD  - Verified Purchase

Louis R. Velasquez has researched most thoroughly the materials and
techniques of the Old Masters, and presents, in very clear terms, practical
methods by which a painter today can modify store-bought oil paint to make it
behave like the paint of the Masters -- fluent, obedient to the brush, capable
of fine detail, etc. -- and all without use of solvents or any harmful materials.
And he offers much else besides, such as how to make milk oil paint (his own
brilliant discovery). I have read dozens of books and treatises on Old
Masters' techniques. I believe this book is the one that gets it right. (I say
this as a professional artist who has taught at the most famous art schools in
New York City.) To me, this book is a gold mine. I recommend it to all.
VOLUME ONE
FOR PROFESSIONAL
AND ADVANCED
ARTISTS
VOLUME TWO
For Professional and
advanced artists
THE BOOK FOR
BEGINNERS

AND ART TEACHERS