Ilona’s Palette (1975)| ETV Classics

Dive into the classics as SCETV Digital features 13 of your favorite shows from yesteryear with ETV Classics. The handpicked classics will beckon your nostalgia for art, history, how-to, nature, and more as each episode features a different show. 

In this episode of Ilona's Palette from the SCETV archives, artist Ilona Royce Smithkin teaches aspiring painters how to make their work stand out from the rest. Ilona's personality and penchant for impressionism shine through as she shares her knowledge with her class and the camera.

In this episode, Ilona shows how to look for the shadow masses that make a painting "turn around." Ilona described the program in this way: "Now comes the mystery of giving a painting depth." There were 40 programs in the Painting with Ilona series, produced in 1975.

Ilona Royce Smithkin died in August 2021 at 101.

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