What to Do and What to Avoid when Painting Foregrounds
A frequent question from workshop members is how to paint foregrounds in a landscape. Often I observe this issue in artist's work too. Most of the artist's attention is on the focal area. But the foreground remains unresolved and the painting suffers for it.
In this article I want to tackle this problem of foregrounds with tips you can use today in your paintings. Plus video.
These days artists face the reality of having to market their work. Gone are the days of all encompassing gallery representation. If you are part of the few that still enjoy this relationship with exclusive galleries you will not be reading this. For the rest of us the path is clear. We need to make our own way. A blog will help you achieve this.
In this article I am going to show you how to start and launch an amazing blog. One that will help establish your brand and define your position in the art world. Ready?
Are you struggling to get more viewers to your art, website or blog? Perhaps you are using social media, like most people, and feeling frustrated with results. Have you tried to focus on Pinterest? Most people are putting energy and money into the top social media giants and ignoring Pinterest. A big mistake in my opinion.
In episode 23 of An Artist's Journey Podcast I look into the phenomenal growth that a Pinterest strategy can generate for you.
How to paint better sounds like a simple aim and worthy goal. After all artists look to express themselves through their work. A natural progression in painting skills and technique is desirable. Yet too often beginners get bogged down making the same mistakes over and over. It is time to break this pattern.
Today I want to share three powerful painting techniques you can use to grow your painting skills quickly.
Talk to any artist about art materials and three topics always come up: Price, quality and availability. One art materials retailer promises to quickly improve all of those issues. Art Savings Club is a South African art supply store that is using its online presence to bring affordable and top quality art supplies to local artists.
I talk to Andre Ruthven, owner of Art Savings Club, about this welcome initiative.
One area of the painting process that shakes the confidence of most beginners is how to mix color. For this reason many artists opt to buy every tube color they think may come in handy. Unfortunately this becomes an expensive and frustrating exercise. Especially since fancy tube colors are seldom used or required.
In this painting tutorial I am going to shed light on one important color mixing topic. One that will help painting beginners unlock new potential when mixing paint colors. Plus watch the step by step painting demonstration video below.
Ideally you should start each day inspired to paint your finest work. New subjects come to mind during the night and fire you up to begin your new masterpiece. Unfortunately the reality is many artists quickly lose ideas and inspiration for painting. Life's mundane chores and routines get in the way. But there are ways to keep yourself inspired with new ideas for months at a time.
In this article we look at great ways to keep your creative juices flowing. Plus a visit to the Bathurst Agricultural Show (2018) provides me with many new subject ideas.
Do you struggle to find a breakthrough in your painting skills? You know that feeling that there are painting secrets to unravel, but you cannot find them? It can be frustrating when you want to grow your skills, but there is something missing. And you need the answers now. Yup, I know that feeling well.
Recently I had the pleasure of being a guest on Alexis Fedor's Artists in Business podcast. In this episode I talk about how I went about looking for these answers.
How do you confront this issue? No matter what your art may be. Painting, writing, acting, stand-up or any of the many ways talented people express themselves. There is one thing that each must confront. It is significant when you show your art to others. But when you look at making your art into a business then you must face and overcome this hurdle.
In this article I am going to reveal the number one hurdle for profitable creative businesses.
Interested in taking a painting workshop with me? My next two day workshop is on 14-15 June 2018 in Port Alfred. A full learning experience packed with essential tips and painting practice awaits you when you join the workshop. Find out more about the workshop and how to reserve your spot.
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