Category Archives: oil painting

using traditional oil paints or water mixable oils

How to mix skin flesh tones – Video No.250

In this 7 minute time lapse video Will Kemp shows you how to mix skin felsh tones. The technique will work both for oils and acrylics. If you are interested here is another artist explaining his method. Hope you like … Continue reading

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How to paint a still life with apples and spoon – Video No.249

In this 6 1/2 minute time lapse speed painting video Jos van Riswick shows you how to paint a still life with apples, a glass jug and a wooden spoon. The technique will work both for oils and acrylics. There … Continue reading

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How to create a traditional landscape – Video No.248

In this almost 11 minute silent video the artist shows us how to create a traditional landscape. You can see the painter applying several layers in real time. Time lapse sequences show the painting progressing in steps. It depicts grazing … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Book – “Traditional Oil Painting”

Book Review Recently I came across a wonderful book at my art supplier´s. After flicking through it I was hooked and bought Virgil Elliott´s book on “Traditional Oil Painting” which I am now reading for the second time. It was … Continue reading

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How to create an Italian landscape from local photos – Video No.247

In this 20 minute video Andrew Tischler shows us how to compose an Italian landscape painting using photographs from his Australian neighbourhood. He starts with pencil sketches to decide on the composition. He then goes on to explain the painting … Continue reading

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Matt Harvey – Featured Artist

Matt Harvey graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in London after studying Fine Art. Originally he created abstract sculptures and paintings later continuing to work on portraits. This is when he became increasingly interested in renaissance painting techniques. Studying under … Continue reading

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Geoff Goddard – Featured Artist

Geoff likes to explore a range of styles and techniques but there is always a human element in his work. His gallery shows conventional portraits and still lifes proving his main purpose to create art that has beauty, requires investigation … Continue reading

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How to Paint Ocean Waves – Video No.239

Today I have chosen another painting exercise by Michael James Smith In this 18 minute time lapse and speed painting video he shows us how to paint ocean waves. It is a detailed realistic painting. It will work both with … Continue reading

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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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