Capturing a feeling of a subject begins with you and having some level of empathy for that subject. Oil painting
Now, what I’m referring to here is not proper surface primer application, which by the way should be oil based. Instead, I wanted to point out advantages … Read More
On a recent hike with my kids, I was treated to an array of colorful cumulus cloud formations. However what was even more intriguing was that I … Read More
Live model drawing at home Read More
Imagine finding out that the masterpiece you were working on all week has dried to an uneven dull luster. What do you do? Shout or cry for … Read More
How to paint with water soluble oils?
My exposure to this marvel of modern technology came in the early 2000s, on a recommendation from a colleague. The … Read More
One of the most important things an art student can learn is how to have proper brush control when making color strokes. Executing a brush stroke that … Read More
I once listed to a great painter who has since passed say to find one’s painting style one need to lock themselves in a room for a … Read More
One of the greatest little tricks I learnt as a young artists was how to attain colour harmony in my work. It is much simpler then you … Read More
In my quest I have decided to dissect a painting into shapes almost like a mosaic of color. I wasn’t concerned about tone, value or temperature as … Read More
This is an ago old questions for painters working in the “bravura” style of painting. When is a painting completed? This is something that I struggle with … Read More
I thought I would do a quick post paying homage to my early years as an artist. Some of these works span back a decade so it … Read More
This is a common problem among young artists I work with. When you have such a large array of colors to chose from and mix where do … Read More
Having once again rediscovered the work of the Russian master Nikolai Fechin , I thought I create a portrait in his style. Fechin’s dramatic portraits in charcoal … Read More
Herein I will describe the process that I take in completing a painting. The method here is implemented for most of my work unless the painting is … Read More
Have you ever wondered why some paintings seem to win all the prizes at art competitions while others do not? You can not seem to figure it … Read More
As promised here is the “All knife portrait”..well almost. I touched up the face a bit more with brushes. However using knives definitely makes your eyes train … Read More
It is said that one who fails to prepare should prepare to fail, and it certainly rings true in art.
When preparing for a major studio painting … Read More
I painted a quick study of my wife putting on her makeup. The whole painting was done using only the primary colors with raw umber and white. … Read More
I did a painting today to demonstrate a couple of key important points.
Firstly whether your work is painted in high key or low key, make sure … Read More