Waiting for inspiration to grab you by the throat, drag you to the easel and produce a beautiful painting, is a fallacy. If I don’t put the time and the work in I won’t get improve and chipping away at it a little at a time is more helpful over all (more on that later). […]
Month: July 2017
Make Good Art
It really helps me. I hope it helps you. Of course it doesn’t hurt that I’m a massive Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett fan. I found the link to the video on Kiri Leonard’s YouTube channel. (http://kirileonard.com) also well worth checking out!
Important things I learned in Staithes
Block in dark tones, simplify shapes and build details from there keep brush strokes lively (blending not really needed) don’t get caught up in unnecessary detail details don’t need to be precise just an impression you don’t need every colour under the sun but warm pale yellow puts the sunshine in, and cerulean blue […]
5 reasons to go on a painting holiday
I might have mentioned that I went on a painting holiday, now two weeks ago, and I thought I’d share what made me take the plunge, sign up, and hand over my hard earned cash. Meet new like minded friends. I did have the mick taken out of me for saying I’d signed up […]
En plein air with Haidee-jo Summers at Staithes
I went on a plein air painting workshop with Haidee-jo Summers in Staithes, North Yorkshire. I managed to complete five paintings and have one unfinished due to watching Haidee demonstrate and an oncoming migraine. We started off on Friday morning with tonal value paintings. Lots of squinting all around! The hard part was trying […]
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