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In the Park – Acrylic Painting

The photographs on the left will  demonstrate how I developed a composition from reference photographs. The first picture shows the building of the second photo hidden by trees. The second picture gives us an impression of the building which I … Continue reading

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More Motifs for new paintings

In a recent post I promised to show you more photographs of the places we visited on a trip to Dorset where I went to collect new motifs for my paintings. The cliffs at Bridport certainly offer a spectacular view. … Continue reading

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Books and Wine – Still Life Painting

As you may have read in previous posts I am currently preparing for an exhibition which will take place in a wine-producing region of the Black Forest. Yesterday I mounted the last of my paintings and framed them ready to … Continue reading

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Wine Glass and Grapes – Still Life Painting

Here is another still life which I painted for an exhibition in a wine-producing region of the Black Forest. It shows a glass of red wine and blue grapes next to a small glass of clear brandy. The composition was … Continue reading

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Painting for an Exhibition – Acrylic Painting

This is another painting which I have prepared for an exhibition which will take place in the wine-producing area of the Black Forest. The quaint old town you see in the picture lies on the outskirts of the Black Forest. … Continue reading

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Exhibition in a Vineyard – Acrylic Painting

The other day I have posted a still life painting of grapes and bread which I had painted for an exhibition which will take place in the wine producing area of the Black Forest. Today I have completed a painting … Continue reading

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Bread and Wine – Still Life Painting

I am currently working on a project for an exhibition which I have arranged in a wine-producing region of the Black Forest. So the obvious choice of subject for my still life painting would be wine and grapes with other … Continue reading

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How to Paint from Photographs – Art Tuition Video No.160

In this 10 minute real-time painting video Bob Davies shows us how to use reference photographs without becoming a slave to the photography. Bob covers various aspects of painting from photographs. Hope you like my choice of the day.

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Lively Discussion about Realism

Painters ONLINE are having a lively discussion about realism. The arguments express my own thoughts to a large degree. It revolves around the question of how far should an artist go with realism. Should realism turn to photo realism? My … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Painting from Photographs

A fair amount of my work is based on photographs which I have collected over time. As the weather is not always kind, and as time is often short I found working from photos to be the next best thing to working en plein … Continue reading

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