A few months ago you might have seen the video of me unpacking a large new canvas from Winsen's Canvases. This was for a new painting demonstration that you can find in the December edition of the South African Artists Magazine. There was another big surprise reveal thanks to Winsen's Canvases too.
You can find out more about the painting in the new video below.
Do you want to paint yachts in a beautiful loose style? Perhaps you have tried to paint this subject before, but ended up with a tight painting that disappointed you? In this full 45 minute painting demonstration I am going to show you how you can paint this lovely subject simply in a loose and painterly style.
Your may be wondering how watch this demonstration?
In this article I am going to show you how you can paint with oils on paper. I use this technique successfully to prepare painting demonstrations in oils. I also use this approach to plan paintings in colour with oils. You also can complete entire paintings this way and mount the finished product for a modern look.
But you may be wondering how to prepare the paper correctly or even why paint with oils on paper in the first place?
Let me show you.
Without light the landscape painting cannot exist. Artists have struggled to depict light for centuries. This challenge has both frustrated and delighted artists the world over. When we see a painting that captures a little of this mysterious quality we can celebrate the beauty of nature. But how to convey the illusion of light with only humble pigments and a brush?
Ever wanted to do something artistic, but did not know where to start? Are you in a creative rut? Did you draw a lot as a child, but have you now drifted away from this pleasure? Maybe it is time to start a journal.
Oh yes, I know it may sound frivolous to talk about keeping a journal. You know it sounds like a talk-show affirmation: I will keep a journal next to my bed and ... But take a look on Pinterest at the example of artist's journals and you will see how big this trend has become. The quality of work in some cases is jaw-dropping, but do not let that intimidate you. Art journals are for anyone even slightly interested in drawing. Here are tips on how to start today.
Many artists looking to take up painting want to make quick progress. This is a natural desire since painting is an expression of your vision for a particular subject. It is frustrating when the result does not come close to the vision you had. At best this leads to beginners taking up painting lessons to make that step up in technique. Sadly many also give up declaring it a lost cause.
But there is a solution to the beginner’s slump with my best painting tutorials for beginners.
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