Doug Flynt, who taught this summer’s  Still Life Workshop at Grand Central Academy, is the best teacher I have studied with, inspiring and thorough. In his class, we drew the first week and painted the second. Doug spent much of his time giving individual students help, from selecting and arranging the objects in their setups to correcting their drawing. He worked alongside us on his own still life painting, so we could observe his procedure.
His clear and useful lectures and demos covered many subjects: Canvas Stretching, Transferring a Drawing to Canvas, Color Theory, Color Strings, Color Mixing, Lighting, Diffuse and Specular Reflection. Doug is knowledgeable about every aspect of painting. He recommended many additional study sources, from books to websites to blogs.
In moving around the room, helping students with their own work, Doug was very generous with his time. We were also able to look over his shoulder and watch him work while he explained what he was doing; I found this especially helpful. He stayed late after class to help us all and worked on the Saturday between the two weeks of the workshop to finish his own painting; we came in that extra day and worked alongside him.”