Category Archives: instructional video

2017 Workshop Schedule and…DVD!

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to announce that my new tutorial DVD on painting the portrait is now available from Bella Muse Productions. You can purchase a physical DVD or if you prefer you can download it.

In this 6 hour tutorial I cover every step of my typical process from the initial underdrawing to final glazes. My palette is visible on the screen while I’m painting, so you can see what I’m mixing. Of course, I discuss my colors and other factors that go into my color mixes. I hope you’ll be pleased with it. I don’t hide anything.

If you buy now you can save about $50 off the normal purchase price (NOTE: This deal is now expired). Click HERE to purchase.

Also — my 2017 workshop schedule is now available. I’ll be in Europe several times as well as on both coasts of the US. View my schedule HERE.

Happy painting!


Ned Mueller Video


Ned Mueller – The Source-Glacier Park, Gouache on Panel, 10″ x 12″

Hi Friends,

I want to share an instructional video by a great artist and friend Ned Mueller. In The Art of Seeing – Simplifying Harbor Scenes,  Ned explains the major pictorial concerns we should all have in making a painting. I know we all love tricky effects and painting details, but if we don’t understand the foundational principles Ned teaches in this video, our paintings are just going to keep lacking the visual punch they need. Although this video focuses on maritime subject matter, these basic principles will apply no matter the subject matter or medium.

Check out the trailer HERE.

Ned Mueller has been around the block. He graduated from the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. As an illustrator of 25 years he’s worked for just about everyone, including Disney and other major corporations. Ned has also augmented his education and experience by studying under many other great painters such as Richard Schmid, Harley Brown, and Sergei Bongart. He is a popular instructor in the Seattle area and elsewhere, having taught workshops throughout the US and abroad. Ned’s a painter’s painter, always looking to grow and improve his craft. This new video should be a staple for all of us, especially if you have not had the benefit of formal training in design and composition.

Check out Ned’s website at


Ned Mueller – Hanging In There, Oil on Linen, 14″ x 11″



Ned Mueller – Minaret Range – Upper Meadow, Oil on Linen, 12″ x 9″



Ned Mueller – Fishermen of Kino Bay, Gouache on Panel, 7″ x 10″