How to Paint Flowers in Oils

How to Paint Flowers in Oils

  How to Paint Flowers in Oils   It’s time to paint flowers! I had these beautiful and exotic Amaryllis…

How to Draw an Abstract Drawing

How to Draw an Abstract Drawing

How to Draw an Abstract Drawing (Abstract Still Life Drawing from Nature) What is Abstract Drawing? Abstract drawing is the…

What is Gesture Drawing?

What is Gesture Drawing?

What is Gesture Drawing?   Gesture drawing is quick, free flowing, simplified sketching of the human form. The drawing sessions…

Pen Drawing Challenge

Pen Drawing Challenge

  Lockdown Pen Drawing Challenge   Yup, it’s another pen drawing challenge. At the time of writing, it’s May 2020,…

Those Bad Drawing Days

Those Bad Drawing Days

Those Bad Drawing Days   Yup, it’s a bad drawing day. Those days when you just want to stab the…

Being Authentic as an Artist

Being Authentic as an Artist

  Being Authentic as an Artist (and Not Stressing About Selling)   The problem of selling art Making art is…

The Siren Paintings

The Siren Paintings

  The Siren Paintings    “You will come to the Siren (paintings) first of all; they bewitch any mortal who…

Why Does Art Exist?

Why Does Art Exist?

 Why Does Art Exist? (A Painting is NOT Just a Picture – Part 2)   I continue asking my…

What’s the Point of Art?

What’s the Point of Art?

 What’s the Point of Art Anyway? (A Painting is NOT Just a Picture)     In this two-part blog…

Painting the Flesh Tone

Painting the Flesh Tone

Painting the Flesh Tone   After the Verdaccio and going over the figure with Terre Verte, it’s time to start…

Painting the Verdaccio

Painting the Verdaccio

Painting the Verdaccio What is the Verdaccio? Verdaccio is an Italian term for the greenish-hued underpaintings common to Early Renaissance…

Painting the Imprimatura

Painting the Imprimatura

Painting the Imprimatura   Ok, so I’ve just completed the burnt umber imprimatura. This is the second part of the figure…