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How to Paint a Western Landscape – Art Tuition Video No.282

Australian artist Robert Hagan is one of my favourite painters who has been featured on this site before. In this 4 minute time lapse video he creates a wonderful landscape with horses racing through a river. Hope you will enjoy … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Seascape – Art Tuition Video No.281

Today Alan Kingwell shows us how to paint a seascape on a round board in oils from start to finish. This 12 1/2 minute speed painting video is also useful for artists who prefer to work in acrylics. Hope you … Continue reading

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How to Paint Trees – Video No.280

Today I have chosen another painting exercise by Michael James Smith In this 12 minute time lapse and speed painting video he shows us how to paint trees. It is a detailed realistic painting. It will work both with oils … Continue reading

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How to Compose a Painting – Video No.279

In this oil painting video Andrew Tischler tells us how to compose a painting. The 23 minute demonstration employes digital means to prepare for a conventional painting. The principle can also be applied to acrylics, watercolour, or pastels. You can … Continue reading

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How to Glaze like the Old Masters – Video No.278

In this oil painting guide Michael explains the basics of glazing in about 13 minutes. The speed painting video shows how a still life develops from scratch. Using suitable techniques this can also be applied to acrylics. The explanations are … 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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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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