Category Archives: oil painting

using traditional oil paints or water mixable oils

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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Andy Hamblin – Featured Artist

Andy Hamblin started his career at Southend School of Art & Design followed by a very successful career as an international commercial artist for over 30 years. After winning several creative industry awards Andy decided to become a professional ‘fine … Continue reading

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Alwyn Crawshaw – President of Devon Art Society

Yesterday I had a chat with Alwyn Crawshaw the famous art tutor, tv personality and writer who is also the president of our art society. Alwyn has written 29 books for Harper Collins and has made eight television series totalling … Continue reading

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