For years I have looked at Richard Schmid’s work with hopes that one day I could be as masterful. So I find it fitting that as I start a new inspiration category on my blog that Richard Schmid be the first.
There are very few living master artists out there and he is one of them. The more I look at current work by artists all over the internet I constantly see more and more influence from Schmid. If I could only have one book in my library of art books it would be “Alla Prima”. Now in its second edition with expanded content I consider it to be the most concise and informative piece of literature that every student of art should own. Currently I’m in the process of re-reading it for the third time.
Below is a few images that I pulled from the internet so I may return to this page on days when I need a bit of motivation or inspiration to get going.