French Tonal Impressionism is the painting method that was invented here in Paris by Australian Max Meldrum between 1900 to 1913.
This method was taught to me in Chicago by Dominic Vignola.
Vignola was taught by Artist Joseph Allworthy
Allworthy was taught by Max Meldrum
I’ve been painting here in Paris in this method in sort of a Centennial tribute.
Since the time I was here in 2006 there was very little knowledge of this artist or this method.
Very few resources on the Internet were available about Meldrum.
But I am noticing a rapid change in sentiment.
I notice more and more New Realist exhibitions opening in Paris and the surrounding neighborhoods.
I think people are tired. Picasso’s work and that of Modern Art is often flat and ugly.
Meldrum had no affection for this type of art. And neither really do I.
Flat and ugly are out. Depth and beauty is in.
Here is Pont Neuf by Max Meldrum ‘en plein air’.
One hundred years later here is ‘Pont Neuf‘ using the same French Tonal Impressionist method painted by yours truly ‘en plein air’ as well.
Here is a video on Max Meldrum.
Here is a promotional video I did about French Tonal Impressionism.
With this method, ANYONE can learn to paint and if you follow the rules you get results fast.
If you want to learn this method contact me in the form below at your convenience 😀