Tag Archives: Visual arts

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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Top Tips – Varnishing Watercolours

I have found an interesting article on how to varnish watercolours. Some artists may prefer not to do it at all since the varnish may change the property of your work. The varnish will also protect the painting but so … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Canvas rejecting Paint

My POL friend Robert Jones recently gave us some useful advice on how to treat a canvas which rejects paint. He has granted me permission to copy you in. Here is what Robert said. Very often, unfortunately, canvases and boards … Continue reading

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Can you Paint on Any Surface Using Acrylics? – Painting Tips

Acrylic paints can be applied to a multitude of surfaces. There is a useful  article about the subject giving you more detailed information. I have painted on chip wood using oils some 40 years ago and it still looks good … Continue reading

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