David Leffel

Painting The Portrait, Lewis 

In this presentation the viewer will learn the many secrets of Leffel’s painting techniques, including his subtle use of brilliant colors and the “impasto” quality of his highlights. Leffel talks about the process with the direction of each brush stroke creating apparent movement of the muscles around the face. He gives insight into his amazing chiaroscuro technique.

Painting the Still Life 

This presentation will give the viewer all the secrets of how Leffel uses light, the motion of light and vibrant colors and high lights to create his breathtaking still lives. The handling of the brush, the texture of the canvas, and his own unique use of thick, rich color, are all important elements of his painting style. Leffel has every part of the canvas perfectly lit and perfectly balanced. The painting is a masterpiece!