Category Archives: oil painting

using traditional oil paints or water mixable oils

How to Paint Trees Part 2 – Video No.238

Today I have chosen part 2 of Michael James Smith´s 14 minute speed painting video on how to paint trees. If you want part 1 first, please click here. He creates a detailed realistic painting of trees on a river … Continue reading

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Mynderd Vosloo – Featured Artist

Mynderd Vosloo is a full-time Illustrator and Cartoon-Portrait artist from Hondeklip Bay, a small Fisherman’s Village in South Africa. He holds a BA Fine Art degree and after working for the Pretoria News as their Cartoonist and Illustrator he moved … Continue reading

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How to compose a landscape painting – Video No.236

This 28 minute video by Andrew Tischler shows us how to compose a landscape painting. Andrew takes us to beautiful New Zealand. He uses pencil sketches to decide on the composition based on real life footage of the scenery. He … Continue reading

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How to paint a still life with pears – Video No.234

In this less than 5 minute time lapse speed painting video Jos van Riswick shows you how to paint a still life with pears, a silk cloth and a glass of wine. The technique will work both for oils and … Continue reading

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Great Seascape Painting – Video No.230

Today I have chosen an almost 15 minute video showing Andrew Tischler painting a seascape. The 1 1/2 minute introduction shows footage of wonderful landscapes before Andrew starts work on his painting. Speed painting and time-lapse sequences are interjected with … Continue reading

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Watercolour Seascape – Video No.229

Today I have chosen a 9 1/2 minute video showing Grant Fuller painting a seascape in watercolour. Grant explains his actions as the painting progresses. If you want to learn more about Grant Fuller, please click here for his personal … Continue reading

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Reproducing a van Aelst Still Life – Video No.228

Today I have chosen a 4 1/2 minute video showing the process of reproducing a still life. The 17th century original by van Aelst emerges in beautifully fresh colours. The Dutch painter Willem van Aelst was employed at the Medici … Continue reading

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Introducing Renato Muccillo – Video No.227

Today I have chosen this 10 minute introduction into the work of Renato Muccillo who has developed a wonderfully refreshing and new approach to landscape painting. His almost photorealistic oil paintings do not present nature the way a photograph would … Continue reading

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How to Paint Trees – Video No.224

Today I have chosen another 15 minute speed painting video by Michael James Smith. He creates a detailed realistic painting of trees on a river bank. Starting with an underpainting applied to a sketch he shows us how to add … Continue reading

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How to Paint an Amazing Portrait – Video No.222

Today I have chosen a 4 minute speed painting video by Vic Harris. He creates wonderfully detailed realistic paintings. Vic is a retired doctor who only started painting in 2010. Watch how this portrait develops from a sketch via a … Continue reading

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