Unguided Artwork A Day Oil Painting

This is my first “unguided” oil painting for an artwork a day goal.

I focused a bit on the colors and values for the distant mountain, though I have realised that this could have perhaps been made even more obvious in the painting. The photo had none of these value changes, thus I was doing…

An Artwork A Day #1

The best way to learn any new skill is to practice, practice and practice. Following this principle I want to try to make a painting a day, or as close to it as my schedule allows.

I am completely new to oil paints. I have spent the last few days getting familiar with the sense…

Simplifying Photos for Notans and Value Studies

I’m currently learning about values in art. Part of this process is to learn how to see in values and how to place these values in paintings. If you are struggling to see the values in photos, it really helps to simplify your photos. This post will take you through a few steps on how to…

Interactive Color Value Tools and Apps

Are you learning values and hues and tones? Do you need to practice how you perceive these to help you get better at art? Here are a few resources that will help you learn.

The ios Blendoku 2 game is based on color principles and exercises taught in art schools around the world. Your goal…

Comparing Values In Paintings – The Contemporary

The use of values in your artworks are very important; they can set the mood and draw the eye to a specific focal point. Apparently over time there has been less and less emphasis on the importance of values, with many modern artists not utilizing values to their full ability.

This post will look at…

Comparing Values In Paintings – The Classics

The use of values in your artworks are very important; they can set the mood and draw the eye to a specific focal point. Apparently over time there has been less and less emphasis on the importance of values, with many modern artists not utilizing values to their full ability.

This post will look at…

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…