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
When learning to paint, whether you’re self-taught or attending art school or other classes, you’ll inevitably come across techniques or theories that are presented to you as rules you must follow.
Some of these ‘rules’ are actually pretty useful, and if you stick to them you won’t go far wrong.
But there are exceptions to every rule, and it’s important to know when to break them. Continue reading
On holiday in Portugal a couple of years ago, strolling along the waterfront in the sleepy fishing village of Fuzeta, we came upon a group of people practicing Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art that combines music, dancing and acrobatics. Continue reading