Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Teachers for Obama

Here is a digital painting that I did for a cover of The Weekly Standard. It is about the teachers for Obama.
If you are interested to know more about the way I paint, please check my schoolism online class: www.schoolism.com.

Hope you like it!



  1. Beautiful work. I'd love to take your course...ummm...some day when I'm not unemployed and destitute and stuff.

    Does it bother you that, on screen, this digital painting is as lush as the oil paintings you do? In fact, it's really pretty difficult to tell the difference.

    It's something I've struggled with for a few years now. Back when reproductions looked crap, I believed the materials -- especially the creamy translucence of oil paint -- made the image. Now that digital painting has come of age, I'm rather shaken.

    What *does* make one arrangement of pixels look rich and another dry? How come carelessly handled digital paint looks dirty, just like physical paint?

    Sorry to ramble. Been on my mind a lot lately.

  2. Hi Tom, I have to tell you that I really admire your skill. I agree with you that oils are the Ultimate medium! :) that's why old masters used it for all of their final pieces.

    One small quastion I have for you. I have seen that in your Flemish technique you don't do the Dead Underlayer... you go for color from the Umber Underlayer. Is there any specific reason? I learned that the dead underlayer is used to enrich the finished piece, but honestly you can still make that richness in your work. :)

    I would appreciate a your reply.

    (you can also email me if you feel like: lucauchi@gmail.com )

    Thank you