In this painting demonstration I will show you how to paint a street scene. The art work that is featured in this tutorial was originally painted outdoors en plein air and features a typical Australian suburban street.
In this blog post I show you how to draw a coastal landscape. Sketching and drawing is an important part of my painting process as I use the sketching process to create engaging compositions and design paintings. It also helps to give me an idea of the tonality of the landscape I would like to paint.
Clouds and sky can really help to set the mood and atmosphere of your painting. They can really enhance and compliment a landscape, can assist in a harmonious composition and add drama to a painting. Whenever I paint and landscape or seascape I nearly always add some clouds.
In this painting tutorial I will show you how to paint clouds as well as colours you can use for mixing cloud tones. There are obviously hundreds of different clouds and skies that you can paint but this painting focuses on painting typical ‘fluffy’ cumulous clouds that looks like floating cotton wool and have flat bases.
One thing I often get asked about my seascape paintings is how do you paint the translucency of a breaking ocean wave? Well it is not as difficult as you might think.
In this blog post I give you some tips on painting ocean waves and how to achieve that magical translucency in the water as the sunlight shines through it. I also give you some general tips for painting seascapes in this step by step written tutorial.
In this blog post I show you how to paint a woodland scene with autumn willow trees. I painted this art work outdoors en plein air in order to capture the vibrant autumn colours first hand.
In this blog post I have had the honour of interviewing Ben Haggett who makes pochade box easels through his company Alla Prima Pochade. Ben Haggett is a woodworker and plein air painter and he operates from his home in Missoula in Montana, USA. As a plein air painter myself I personally have been using one of Ben’s pochade boxes for the last few years.
In this painting tutorial I am going to share some tips for painting beautiful trees and show you the step by step process of how I created the art work pictured above.
I love painting landscapes and I especially love to paint mountains! I love how their natural height and the extreme weather conditions they are exposed to makes them fascinating to look at. They are intimidating but so beautiful that they invoke a sense of awe and reverence within me, so much so that I love to paint them.
Are you tired of struggling with mixing colors? Do you want to create beautiful artwork without frustration? Then this article on color mixing made easy: a beginner’s guide is for you.
Color theory can seem daunting and a bit dry, but it doesn’t need to be. Learning a few basic principles of color theory and values can help you set an easy-to-remember structure in your head that can make a difference to your painting.
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