Category Archives: oil painting

using traditional oil paints or water mixable oils

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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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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