ART INSTRUCTION

Part 1: Understanding Color

Understanding Color is a four-part series of instructional videos that present James Torlakson’s method of teaching Color Theory and The Laws of Diminishing Contrast (AKA: Atmospheric Perspective).

 

Part 2: Understanding Color

Understanding Color is a four-part series of instructional videos that present James Torlakson’s method of teaching Color Theory and The Laws of Diminishing Contrast (AKA: Atmospheric Perspective).

 

Part 3: Understanding Color

Understanding Color is a four-part series of instructional videos that present James Torlakson’s method of teaching Color Theory and The Laws of Diminishing Contrast (AKA: Atmospheric Perspective).

 

Part 4: Understanding Color

Understanding Color is a four-part series of instructional videos that present James Torlakson’s method of teaching Color Theory and The Laws of Diminishing Contrast (AKA: Atmospheric Perspective).

 

Shading: How Light Works on Planet Earth

Shading: How Light Works on Planet Earth is an instructional video in which I debunk common misunderstandings, share fundamentals in regard to how light really works, how various shapes and textures respond to light, and how to the render the passage of light and shadow in your artworks. This information will open the door to making images that look real and natural. It will also enhance your day to day understanding of what you see and why you see it that way.

 

Doggie Diner:  Oil Painting in Progress

Doggie Diner: Oil Painting in Progress is an instructional video that reveals the development of an oil from an early stage through completion. In this presentation, James Torlakson shares technical and aesthetic considerations and information.

 

Cow Palace:  Oil Painting in Progress

Cow Palace: Oil Painting in Progress is an instructional video that reveals the development of an oil from the earliest stage through completion. In this presentation, James Torlakson shares technical and aesthetic considerations and information.

 

Horse and Phone: Watercolor in Progress

Horse and Phone: Watercolor in Progress is an instructional video that reveals the development of a watercolor from the earliest stage through completion. In this presentation, James Torlakson shares technical and aesthetic considerations and information. 

 

Sea Wall II: Watercolor in Progress

Sea Wall II: Watercolor in Progress is an instructional video that reveals the development of a watercolor from the earliest stage through completion. In this presentation, James Torlakson shares technical, aesthetic, and historical considerations and information.

 

ART INTERVIEWS

Interview with Sparky BREAKERS #17

Interview of James Torlakson by Sparky Parker on BREAKERS #17 (Pacifica TV) cut to 15 minutes long with some static and a few intermittent sound problems (old VHS tape just digitized). Hang in there: great interview and an opportunity to see my charming and articulate self—and Sparky's charm.

 

Interview with Sandy Bach 1994 Pacifica TV

Artist James Torlakson shares insights into his creative process, technical methods, fine artist business principles, and world view in the 1994 interview by Sandy Bach on Pacifica Television. In this interview James reveals a great deal of the how and why of his creative process. This video will be of particular value to those involved in creative pursuits - though in no way is this limited to just that - as one can approach all activities with a creative spirit. (Edited by James Torlakson.)

 

SFMOMA Artists Gallery presents works by James Torlakson and William Farley

James TORLAKSON may be best known for his photo-based realism, though working from life is still an active part of his creative process. His imagery has centered on everyday America, shifting over the years to include trucks, railways, amusement parks, waterfronts and coastal landscapes.

In the photographs of his Fog at Night series, William FARLEY explores natural and man-made environments. He photographs urban and rural landscapes absent of their inhabitants, where the elementals seem visible and available to be recorded.

Directed, shot and edited Marcelo A Salinas Additional Photography Matt O'Brien Interviews by Matt O'Brien Music by FreePlayMusic.com

 

Interview by Khaled Sayed 2012