Atelier Painting Techniques
ArtRoster Balos Atelier is a group of Northern California artists who reside at the base of Mt. Shasta. Most of the group has enjoyed art making in a variety of media for many years, and within the last few years their love of painting has brought them together creating, exploring and exhibiting. Meeting weekly, they draw inspiration from art history, their natural environment, and each other as well as their painting instructor Aleksander Balos. The artists utilize techniques from the Old Masters atelier system of the great European academic and impressionistic painting schools of the 18th and 19th centuries like that of Jacques-Louis David, as well as the more contemporary methods.
Here is a lineage of painters whos painting method we follow.
Jacques-Louis David (1748 1825)
Antoine-Jean Gros (1771 1835)
Paul Delaroche (1797 1856)
Jean-Leon Gerome (1824 1904)
William McGregor Paxon (1869 1941)
R.H. Ives Gammell (1983 1981)
Richard F. Lack (1928 2009)
Bruno Surdo (1962)