Painting technique Dietro aria!

The meaning ist something like behind air. Most of his new paintings are made with this very time intensive technique. It`s with a lot of transparent layers with only a view pigments, between a layer of only oil on a little specially formula , which Stan invented with his great knowledge as a classical art painter, and also referring to his knowledge in creating art replicas. Dietro Aria means to....creating an air like illusion. Unfortunately, the medium Internet is not the appropriate place to illustrate this technique. The displays of a computer are not able to show it realistically.


However for a first impression you can find out more in my online examples.

If you are interested in a portrait commission, nude painting or commissioning a art replice I will be glad to bring your ideas on canvas or panel.

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Old master technique - Renaissance technique

What is the "old masters technique" and the renaissance technique? A really good question. To be honest there is no exact definition of it, but this following explanation I found will give a base insight: The Renaissance brought about a new tradition in the field of art. ... The most important techniques that were established during the renaissance were sfumato, chiaroscuro, perspective, foreshortening and proportion. The advent of these techniques marked a significant shift in art history.

And what is the so called old masters technique, well here is a definition which I found in the internet:

The term "Old Masters" generally refers to the most recognized European artists—mostly painters—working between the Renaissance and 1800.

So as you can see the technique is not really mentioned here - there is more attention to the time period. 

I find this approach very sympathetic, as it avoids time-consuming discussions about different painting media - after all, it is about the style of expression with the help of the painting media, and these "old painting media" can just as well be used and developed further today.
Be that as it may, I have personally learnt a great deal about materials, pigments, painting grounds, glazes, oils, binders over the years in connection with my work with the old masters, and I can justifiably say that it is a great pity that a masterly handling of the essential basic algae of painting technique is only recognised by a few people today - although a positive trend in the opposite direction can be seen in recent years.

My remarks should not be taken as a slur, it is not that we should all paint like the old masters again - not at all - it is much more a matter (for me) of bringing quality more to the fore in art, so that we do not succumb to mere showmanship and shallow pleasure.


With great pleasure every day I am learning more about how good the so called Old masters did their work. Of corse there is a progress in everything, but one thing will always be the same: Its quality, and you can see it in the works.

All my works are created with great dedication to composition, technique and the highest quality painting pigments.

Find here an example of an old masters replica which I finished a few months ago. The Lady with the ermine from Leonardo da Vinci.

Stàn Bert Singer is a classical Art painter, specialized  in old masters technique and does Portrait Commissions as well as nude paintings and art replicas.