Boland Double Portrait
Boland Double Portrait
The Songstress
The Songstress

About the Atelier

An Atelier, in the original usage of the word, is simply the studio of an artist, wherein his (or her) works are created, and in which a small number of promising students receive instruction directly from the Master of the atelier.


“Painting for Posterity” A lecture on oil painting materials and methods

Date: 2/24/2019 - 2/24/2019

Coppini Academy of Fine Arts
115 Melrose Pl
San Antonio, Texas 78212
phone: (210) 530-8445

“Painting for Posterity” Virgil's lecture on oil painting materials and methods Sunday, February 24th 2:00-5:00pm Coppini Academy of Fine Arts UPSTAIRS STUDIO (ELEVATOR AVAILABLE) 115 Melrose Pl San Antonio, Texas 78212 FREE FOR MEMBERS • $5 FOR NON-MEMBERS VIRGIL ELLIOTT: PAINTING FOR POSTERITY A lecture on oil painting materials and methods that will give your paintings the best chance of surviving over the long term, by Art Renewal Center Certified Living Master, Virgil Elliott, author of “Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present.” Rationale: We artists can never know in advance when something we’re going to paint is going to turn out to be really special, outstanding, inspiring, so it makes good sense to use the most lightfast pigments and most durable materials and workmanship with that possibility in mind. more

Traditional Oil Painting
Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present
By Virgil Elliott

Estimated publishing date: 3/1/19

Illuminating the foundations of artistic mastery with detailed and practical information, this well written and well-illustrated guide reveals the methods, techniques, and materials of the Old Masters. Author Virgil Elliott (himself a distinguished painter) details a range of approaches– from the early Flemish and Venetian artists, to Rembrandt and Velazquez and nineteenth-century Americans. Elliott's expert discussion and step-by-step examples will guide those in search of more challenging techniques. 

Pre-order on Echo Point Books and Media

Virgil Elliott Included in New Book
Podcast interview: Living Master Artist Virgil Elliott on Art from the Renaissance to the Present

Traci L. Slatton interviews Virgil on painting, drawing, music and teaching. Go to to  listen to or  download the one hour interview.

Virgil Elliott In An Alla Prima Portrait Webinar
Alla Prima video screenshot

Watch and listen as Virgil Elliott paints a portrait from life. For more information and preview visit

Open Studio

May 13, 2017, Open Studio, 4:00-8:00, with music by John Allair Trio and Virgil Elliott, paintings and drawings by Virgil Elliott. Refreshments, ample parking. 5320 Old Redwood Highway, Petaluma, California, in the Orchard Shopping Center at the corner of Old Redwood Highway and North McDowell Boulevard, 39 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge, just off Highway 101 at Exit 476.