The renowned Master of the classical portrait, Lajos Markos gives a complete demonstration from blank canvas to finished portrait. Filmed in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Markos shows how each thoughtful stroke contributes to the completion of the canvas. Always the consummate teacher, the artist complements the beautiful and detailed painting with his own running commentary. The video provides an over the shoulder view, so that one can see each brush stroke as closely and clearly as Markos himself does. Small patches of color blend with each stoke as he explains the brush and its movement.
Exactly how to draw the portrait and create the likeness becomes clear. Markos is a master at putting layers of paint together so they cover but do not blend, making the portrait look compellingly life like.