Photographing your Art

Here is a link to a very useful article about what you should consider when photographing your art. It answers a lot of questions such as:

Should I show my art close up or in surroundings?
Should I include copyright notices?
Should I use high resolution images?
What kind of lighting conditions are best?

… and many more.

The following video shows you how to take good photographs.

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How to Paint a Mountainous Landscape – Video No.312

In this video Chuck Black shows us how to paint a mountainous landscape. In just over 13 minutes this acrylic speed painting video demonstrates the process from start to finish. While the painting develops, Chuck tells us about his emotions which he experienced when he went backpacking in the area and what inspired him to create the painting.

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How to Paint a Mother and Child – Art Tutorial Video – No.311

In this time-lapse video Vladimir Volegov paints a  portrait of a mother and child on the beach in just over 8 minutes. The demonstration works without a running commentary. The techniques will be useful for artists working in oils or acrylics.

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How to Paint a Light House Beach Scene – Video No.310

Today I have chosen another painting exercise by Michael James Smith. In this 8 minute time lapse and speed painting video he shows us how to paint a light house on a beach with cliffs. It is a detailed realistic painting. It will work both with oils and acrylics.

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What you should know when starting to paint in oils – Video No.309


In this 20 minute video Florent Farges explains what he wished he had known before he started painting in oils.

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Plein Air Painting – Video No.308

This 38 min documentary tells the story of plein air painting. It shows how it was used in the 19th century to bring the beauty of nature closer to people who were unable to travel. Some of the art may even be called conservationist as it preserved views to posterity which may have been lost forever since.

The beautiful scenery displayed in films, photos and paintings as well as the amazing number of artists painting en plein air make this film well worth watching. It may inspire you to try painting outdoors yourself.

You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video. You can also speed up the playback speed.

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How to Paint Rocks and Mountains – Video No.307


In this 14 min video Andrew Tischler tells us how to paint rocks and mountains. He explains the basic steps starting with a free-hand sketch and blocking in the shadow areas. You will notice how much detail he puts in with very fine brushes to create an amazingly beautiful painting.

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Artists on German TV – Linda Schroeter

Linda

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My new production introducing the Australian painter Linda Schroeter will be shown on German tv in English with German subtitles.

Linda Schroeter was born in Australia and always loved art admiring the works of classical painters. She began selling works in her teens and throughout her art college years. Linda became discouraged at how little of the old masters painting techniques she could learn from her art school.

Eventually she landed a job in an advertising agency in Adelaide, South Australia. Working in the corporate world as a graphic designer Linda later ran her own design business developing wine labels and point of sales material for wineries in San Francisco.

In 2008 she opened her own art studio and continued to work on her art education seeking out other artists in San Francisco and in France. Eventually Linda moved to California. She won numerous awards, amongst them the prestigious ARC semi finalist selection for one of her paintings.

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In my series of films on a German tv channel I present artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art. The films are being broadcast several times a month. Members have their work put in front of a wide audience. German subtitles are added where necessary to make it accessible to viewers who are less fluent in English. The productions are not only shown on the German TV channel several times over but they have also been entered into the station´s free public media library.

Furthermore Zattoo offer a live stream for subscribers in Europe. You can register for free. It will give you access to 89 tv channels. One of them is NRWision which features our AERA programmes several times a month.

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Remembering St.David´s Day

Encouraging to see what´s possible during lockdown.

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How to Paint A Mountainscape – Video No.306

In this 24 minute video Graeme Stevenson presents the acrylic artist David Woodford. David shows us how he paints the wonderful mountains of Wales.

Graeme himself has visited and interviewed artists around the world to present them on Australian tv. We have a cooperation for a German tv channel. Graeme has granted me permission to translate his interviews so that his films can be shown on my monthly programmes in Germany. After a 3 minute introduction they continue mostly in English with German subtitles.

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