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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Favourite style of art: contemporary realism
Hello Deviants,

It's been a while since I was active on DA, I've mostly been hanging out over on instagram because it's so easy. Anyway, I've had requests over the years to make painting videos and I've finally done it! There are now 2 available!

BASICScover by turningshadow

The Basics of Oil Painting with David Cheifetz

94 minutes of streaming or downloadable content

The basics of oil painting materials and methods, including:

  • Detailed overview of preferred materials
  • Toning your panel
  • Setting out your paint
  • Blocking in the shape of shadows
  • Advice for wet-into-wet direct (alla prima) painting 
  • Pear demo with brush technique
  • Pear demo with knife technique

Pay what you can afford with NYOP (Name Your Own Price). $9 minimum, suggested price $30

Aquestforgoldcover by turningshadow

Painting The Unreal Still Life with David Cheifetz

Master painter David Cheifetz takes you through the journey of painting a non-literal still life from beginning to end. In this 2.5 hour full length video he creates the studio oil painting “A Quest For Gold” in the contemporary and imaginative style that has become his hallmark. 


  • 2 hrs 30 mins runtime (divided into 15 minute files for easy download) with a total size of 2.28 GB.
  • Full painting process from beginning to end.
  • Blocking in the darks.
  • Wet-into-wet oil painting with a painting knife.
  • View the palette throughout the process.
  • Maintaining a focused composition.
  • Maximizing depth and drama.
  • Detailed voiceover.
  • Snarky commentary.

Pay what you can afford with NYOP (Name Your Own Price). $15 minimum with a suggested price of $59.

  • Listening to: podcasts podcasts podcasts
  • Watching: paint
  • Playing: with paint
  • Eating: paint
  • Drinking: coffee duh

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edwinforart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
I think your my favorite figure painter on here!still lives also my goodness!!!!
purrskill Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2015   Digital Artist
I really like colors in yours still lifes. Thanks for reminding me that we are surrounded by beautifull things, we just need to see it.
elthe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
i really love your work,,   talent , talent.....
Lucanus-diabolica Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your paintings of arthropods, your depictions of them are most intriguing.
Doraddek Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
I am really impressed by your art. Thank you that you make world a little bit more nice :) I have to ask you a favor. Right now I am creating one project and I found your picture, where is wooden bucket, may I use it, please? Its picture where you are showing progress in painting....

Thank you.

CelestialDarkMatter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for the massive fave-bomb. I'm not a huge fan of still life paintings, but there's something about yours that makes it so surreal and amazing. Great job and keep it up!
miguelopazo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
listening your podcast
turningshadow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
oh cool! Man, that needs an update ;) been forever
Kalidassa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's stunning how much life you bring to your still life paintings. Your technique is just so vibrant! I can't wait to see more from you. =D :+devwatch:
turningshadow Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool Thank you!
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