I’ve not done a pet portrait in a while, but when I saw this dog on Paint My Photo, I thought it would make a good painting, and I decided to take photos at regular intervals like I did for my recent portrait of Jim. Continue reading
Back in 2011, I wrote a blog post on another blog of mine, entitled 16 Things You Can Do Today to Get Your Artwork Noticed.
This quickly became the most popular post on the site, with around 80 comments, and hundreds of tweets and likes.
People really liked having practical tips they could put into action immediately, and it seemed some of them were ideas they had never considered before.
Things have changed somewhat in the last few years, so I thought it was about time for a follow-up post, so without further ado, here are another 10 things you can do today to get your artwork noticed: Continue reading
I thought I’d share some process shots from a portrait I painted recently, and describe my painting process. Continue reading
How many times have you looked at a piece of artwork online, and seen a big ugly watermark slapped right across it? Continue reading
I’ve felt like my painting style has loosened up quite a bit in the last few weeks, at least compared to how I used to paint a few years ago.
But I still feel it’s important to prevent the tightness creeping back in. Continue reading
Something I’ve been planning to do for a long time now, is to put together a short online course covering the basics of getting started with oil painting.
This is something I wish I’d had access to when I was starting out, so I figure other people might find it useful too.
I’m making pretty slow progress, but I have drafted a few lessons, and started to plan a few videos.
I’ve also recorded one video, and thought it might be useful to share it here first and get some feedback. Continue reading