RCAS Online Demo March 16: William Schneider

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This year, due to COVID-19, the Richardson Civic Art Society is presently monthly demos virtually. This allows RCAS to invite national artist as well as local artists. To join RCAS and receive an invite to the virtual meetings, go to http://www.richardson-arts.org/.

March 16, 2021
Virtual Meeting

The demo artist for March is William Schneider.
Pastels & Oils
“How to Paint Eyes”

William A. Schneider’s work has evolved since he finished his studies at the American Academy of Art.

On the Road to Mandalay
by William Schneider

Workshops with Carolyn Anderson, Dan Gerhartz, Scott Burdick, Harley Brown, Scott Christensen, Huihan Liu, David Leffel, and Richard Schmid among others solidified his understanding of the basics. But he credits the many hours he spent studying and copying masterworks by Nicolai Fechin with loosening up his brushwork and approach to edges.

January Sunshine by
William Schneider

He also describes four days of intense study at an exhibit of the works of f J.W. Waterhouse in Montreal as an “epiphany” in his understanding of composition. William commented, “The wonderful thing about art is that you can always get better. I view myself as a perpetual student!”

Chicago Theater by
William Schneider

Bill was awarded Master Signature status in Oil Painters of America (OPA). In addition the Pastel Society of America has recognized him as a “Master Pastelist,” IAPS (The International Association of Pastel Societies) has named him to the Masters’ Circle and AIS made him a Master Signature Member (AISM). 

For more information check out William Schneider’s web site here:SchneiderArt.com

March 16, 2021
William Schneider

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