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using acrylic paints

2019 Art Auction in Favour of Underprivileged Children

In September there will be an auction in favour of underprivileged children in a major city near my home town. One of my works will hopefully be accepted amid many others by several artists who have submitted a painting each. … Continue reading

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My Rijksmuseum Competition Entry

The picture shows my entry for the 2019 competition called by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam which had 8,390 works submitted. It marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. As I like to be inspired by the old masters I decided … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary

You may have been waiting for the finished painting after following the various steps in my earlier posts. Well, here it is. Putting the finishing touches to the painting I gave it more warmth by adding burnt sienna to the … Continue reading

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Hope Cove – Acrylic Painting

This is a painting in acrylics on canvas panel of Hope Cove in Devon, England. The beach is deserted outside the peak season. It is near here where filming took place for the “Coroner” tv series. The painting is 13x18cm … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 8

Next the decaying boat and the riverbed in the foreground were to be worked on in more detail. I wanted to add grass and some bigger stones. I used a fine brush to lay in the grass with quick strokes … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 7

After finishing the boat house, the adjoining wall, and the boats in the middle distance I turned to the decaying boat and river bed in the foreground. I used raw umber to stipple down the pebbles with a well worn … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 6

After telling you about all those exciting activities I recently experienced it is time for part6 of my commission of a river estuary painting. After putting the finishing touches to the trees with many layers of different shades of green … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 5

Here is part 5 of my commission of a river estuary painting. Before I could work on the details of the trees I had to model the sky. A mix of cerulean and cobalt blue with white gave me the … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 4

This is part 4 of my commission to create a painting of a river estuary. In this step I put in the basic tree colours. Again it was not important to be exact. I used lemon yellow and cerulean blue … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 3

Here is part 3 of my commission to create a painting of a river estuary. In this step I wanted to apply an underpainting to decide where the lights and darks should go. I used raw umber to lay in … Continue reading

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