Brushes For Oil Painting

When it comes to art, so much depends advice is dependant upon the artist’s personal opinions and taste. Certain art styles, such as impressionism vs realism, will need different tools and colors. The same is the case for brushes… I have attempted to collect a list of what is most commonly recommended for beginner artists.

Searching For Starter Oil Colors/Palette

Starting a new artistic medium is a big challenge; there is so much to learn and it can be so overwhelming. When it comes to oil painting there are a number of factors to consider, for example; brands of oil paint, types of solvents and their potentially harmful effects, color choice, brush types and sizes,…

Making The Clematis Flower

A delicate and small flower will only be noticed if it makes a big appearance. This clematis flower does this by shining with vibrant pinks.

This artwork is a unique step away from my traditional watercolour work and towards a new and upcoming media form: coloured pencils. Coloured pencils have been used for centuries, but…

Researching Oil Paint Brands In Kuwait

If you remember from earlier blog posts, I mentioned that I am moving away from watercolor painting and towards alternate mediums for my primary art style. Lately I have been exploring the idea of working in oil paints. One of the things that I love about watercolor paintings is the nice and smooth gradations –…

Art Stores In Kuwait

One of the draw backs I have found about living in Kuwait is the lack of artistic culture; unlike my home country of Australia there just seems to be less of an obvious artistic scene of artists, exhibitions and of course the subsequent art shops.

So I am attempting to compose a list of art…

I got Faber-Castell Polychromos For My Birthday

I just celebrated my birthday. Yay! My husband knew I had been eyeing off a set of Faber-Castell Polychromos for some time now, and decided that since I hadn’t taken the monetary plunge that he would on my behalf.

One of the many reasons I had been looking at these pencils was the desire to…

Superimposing Lines, Ghosting Lines and Planes – A DrawABox Lesson

The very first exercises on the DrawABox website is to help you learn how to draw, again. The first lesson on the website is to take you back to the beginning, the very fundamentals. It covers topics such as drawing from the shoulder, drawing straight lines and perfect ellipses, and the very basics of perspective. This…

What kind of art do you share with others?

So often in art there is this prevailing theory that an artist must be seen as “professional”, meaning that they only ever show their absolute perfected artworks. I guess it stems from the need to sell oneself as an artist as much as the art itself; the need to always show your best side and…

Learning To Draw From Imagination…

I can draw. But not like artists who can draw completely from imagination with very little reference images. Most of my drawings and sketches (foundations for my paintings) will be an amalgamation of reference photos with slight adjustments. I decided that this was a significant issue to my progress. I don’t want to be limited…