Tag Archives: Visual arts

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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Lifeboat Painting – Supporting RNLI

The RNLI is one of many worthy organisations deserving our support. This painting of a lifeboat is now for sale with the profits being donated to the RNLI. The painting is based on a photo by Martin Fish with kind permission of … Continue reading

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2016 Art Auction in Favour of Underprivileged Children

On the last Sunday of October one of my works went to an art auction intended to benefit underprivileged children in a major city near my home town. Dozens of works of art were sold with many artists having submitted … 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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How to Paint a River Landscape – Video No.221

Today I have chosen a 15 minute speed painting video by Michael James Smith. He creates wonderfully detailed realistic paintings. Michael works in his studio with his father who is a well known painter himself. Watch how this landscape develops … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Paint Properties – Video No.220

Today Don Nederhand of Royal Talens tells us about the properties of artist´s paints. In this almost 15 minute video he explains the importance of the markings on the paint tubes. He demonstrates the difference between dyes and pigments, about … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Water Mixable Oil Paints – Video No.219

Royal Talens, Daler Rowney and many other manufacturers of artist´s paints also produce water mixable oils. Using them you can get rid of the smell of oil paints and turpentines and retain the quality and feel of “real” oils. This … Continue reading

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New Seascapes – Gallery Update

Preparing for my exhibition with the Devon Art Society I have created a couple of new seascape paintings. My website has been updated accordingly. One of the new paintings shows a tall ship cruising near the coast with the sun … Continue reading

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