We love Impressionist painting! That color, light, brushwork and so satisfying depictions of everyday scenes. No wonder so many artists want to learn that loose, Impressionist style. In this article and tutorial you will learn seven important techniques the Impressionists like to use. Adapt these techniques and practice them to give your paintings that loose and Impressionist feel.
How to start and grow your art business? In this episode of How to Loosen Up Your Painting Podcast my guest, Fiona Valentine, provides excellent tips for creative entrepreneurs. From planning to taking the first steps into your full time art business, Fiona's wealth of knowledge will help you. Jump in to this value packed episode.
By Malcolm Dewey, Professional artist and teacher
Are you tired of your paintings looking tight, lifeless and lacking the spark you were aiming for? This is very likely due to overworking your painting. In this article and video tutorial I'm going to show you a few tips and tricks that should be able to help you solve this problem. A few ideas and techniques you can pull out of thin air when you're really struggling to get your painting looking fresh and vibrant.
Do you want to loosen up your painting style? Are you looking for something more expressive that is not so tight and lifeless? In this article you will see two Impressionist paintings of the same scene. One more traditional and the other more expressive. Both are loose and painterly. This variety of tyle and approach makes loosening up your painting exciting and rewarding.
Watch the video demonstrations then try out the paintings for yourself.
How can artists value themselves outside of the prevailing system? In Part 2 of my interview with Michaell Magrutsche we discuss the true value of artists and creative people. Start with our value as creative humans. Fail there and you remain stuck within the "system" and always trying to compete and fit in.
Watch the podcast recording.
Why is is so difficult to create rich, vibrant color in paintings? Beginners especially struggle with this mostly because of one big problem. How to handle transparent and opaque colors. In this lesson we take a look at this issue and I will show you an easy technique to give your colors and paintings a boost.
Are you feeling stuck? Lacking creative inspiration? If so, then this article is for you. It is normal to hit a dry spell in your artistic life. There are ways to help yourself bounce back. Sometimes it can take longer. Other times you get your creative mojo back easier. In this article you will learn about eight great ways to get your creative drive back again. Let us get started.
Guest post by Sofia Medina
There’s a certain something about seeing a piece of original artwork — it has an air of quality and authenticity that elevates a space. Great authentic artwork should inspire feeling and admiration — it’s clear when a piece is an original rather than a print, and it needs some extra care too.
by Malcolm Dewey
What can we learn from great leaders of the past? In these cynical times we can be forgiven for looking at all leaders with suspicion. But there is the common thread of humanity that binds us. One of those threads is a love and appreciation for art. One of those famous leaders who also loved painting was, of course, Winston Churchill.
In this episode of Loosen Up Your Painting Podcast we take a look into Churchill's painting philosophy in his book Painting as a Pastime. Find out more about Winston Churchill's painting tips, experiences with French Impressionism and his views on oil paints versus watercolors.
Live Painting Classes with Malcolm Dewey
The number one problem painters face today is finding time to paint. Second problem? Keeping up with their painting once they begin. Can you relate?
I have the solution that may be right for you. I call it The Artist's Live Channel. Read on to find out more about this opportunity.