Oh my gosh, Jeff, seriously Cold is the greatest art video I have seen. I love the dialog and most especially for students to watch you experimenting as you paint. I had a break through with that same student who went to France. It is so helpful to have the cards in the pack also. I'm always telling my students about great artist not being afraid to share their pallette. It was perfect when I opened it and the card was there. Can't say enough what a gem you have produced.
Mary Reeder, Springville, Utah
So far I have watched the video "Cold" about half a dozen times, each viewing reveals more information. You have to be prepared to go on a very steep ride because this video is not for the un-serious. Jeff has developed a very personal method of paint handling and brush work that goes beyond the norm and teaches the viewer anything goes, as long as it works. For example, Jeff taps at his piles of paint, often using a fan brush to gently slap the canvas with brilliant color patches. He will sometimes pull the tips of his fan brush swiftly through edges, creating a lively playful effect and reveals his fearless and, yes, courageous willingness to push colors to extremes few are brave enough to try. He talks about his methods which are largely intuitive but also grounded in solid technical understanding of the essentials of good craftmanship. If you are unafraid to go on that crazy new roller coaster ride, this is the video to buy. I loved it.
Marlene Meek, Bakersfield, CA
I just love the DVD “COLD” and I want to thank you for giving us, painters from all over the world, the opportunity to watch the whole process of the creation of “COLD”. On You Tube there are lots of video’s showing the process of portrait painters but never in real time and never so well substantiated as you do in your 6-hour DVD! I’ts certainly an unique and great tool for portrait painters of all levels. I already watched it about 5 times and I surely will watch it many more times because there is still a lot to learn from it. Although I think all the answers to the possible questions from your students were given in the DVD “COLD”, I surely buy a new DVD if you make a second one. No doubt that with any new painting new questions will appear and that a new DVD, just as “COLD”, will be well worth the money.
Helene Gandolfi, The Netherlands
"COLD" is master work, Jeff informs the viewer throughout the painting with thorough explanations about his unique approach to drawing and painting. Watch this video time and again for his expert help when you feel stuck, need inspiration, or need courage to experiment more. See amazing work from his students and hear about some of the exercises they do to enhance their knowledge of painting principals like temperature relationships and simultaneous contrast while holding the values in their work. You will see hours of Jeff painting up close and hear him speak of how he orders chaos as he paints from life. I attended one of Jeff's workshops and can attest to the passion and love he puts into his art, both creating and teaching. His willingness to teach and understand the issues we are all having at various stages is his gift to us. Congratulations on "COLD", Jeff
Patricia Wright, Huntsville, Alabama
Jeff Hein is a living master working today. His DVD “Cold” is superb! His knowledge of color, draftsmanship, and process is comprehensive.The DVD is concise, with an visually stunning description of technique. Every luscious brushstroke is recorded for the viewer. The viewer is given accurate detailed information, while engaging the viewer in the painting process. Jeff is generous with his knowledge, and passionate in his process. I highly recommend this DVD for every artist’s library.
Sandy Freckleton Gagon, Salt Lake City, Utah