Oil painting experiences, tips and advice.

The Interaction of Colour.

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The Interaction of Colour.

Colour must firstly be understood as something that is constantly interacting with its surroundings. It is the most relative medium in art.   This visual phenomenon has fascinated scientists and colourists alike -  Sir Isaac Newton first discovered the effects of bending light to allow the human eye to see the spectrum and then plotted the first colour wheel.   Interestingly, Newton drew the parallel between the 7 colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet and the 7 notes of music. Joseph Albers, Albert Munsell, Johannes Itten have contributed a huge amount to the study of colour and...

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Notan. Artistic Composition - The placement of light and dark.

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Notan. Artistic Composition - The placement of light and dark.

Notan is a crucial element of any work of art and provides a solid base upon which a drawing and painting can be built upon.

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Learn to Draw the Hard Way - Part 2.

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Learn to Draw the Hard Way - Part 2.

Learn to Draw the Hard Way – Part 2 Read Part 1   Read through this article and, at the bottom, watch the video through.   When you have done that, get your supplies up together.   Now, go back to the start of the video and follow along with me as I start you out with the most basic, but crucial shapes of square and dynamic rectangles (I will explain what they are later), helping you to become conscious of their proportions, to visualise their overall shape before moving on to more challenging subjects.   By knowing these initial...

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Learn to Draw – The Hard Way. PART 1

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Learn to Draw – The Hard Way. PART 1

 Skip to part 2 Let's get one thing straight. Nobody was born with an ability draw. I’m assuming, as you're reading this, that you are struggling with your drawing. You might think that you just haven’t got the talent, whatever that is, but I can assure you, it is, like any other skill, something you can learn to do.   The question is: how does one learn to draw?   Many of us will have waded through Youtube videos about ‘how to draw the eye’, followed by ‘how to draw the ear’ and so on. You may have even developed a...

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Getting Your Artwork Online and Writing a Blog Without the Hand-Biting.

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Getting Your Artwork Online and Writing a Blog Without the Hand-Biting.

An artist trying to figure out the most efficient and hassle free, yet effective way of keeping a blog without all of the hand biting. And why I think artists should have an online presence.

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