Novice students often ask me questions like:
How do I start a painting? What should I do first? What’s next? And so on.
So, I’m going to share with you today the very first thing you should do before you get the paints and brushes out!
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This post is about my new online course that I've launched this year!
Value & Value Relationships in Landscape™ will help you understand and represent tonal values well so that you can improve the illusion of form and depth in your landscape.
I've listed the highlights of what you will learn from each part of this course series.
There are 5 major mistakes that apprentices make when painting a landscape.
Many students and aspiring artists feel tempted to paint details before they develop some structure on their landscape painting. They usually get lost on where to start, what colours to mix, why their colours are not exact, and things like that....
These are some common questions that my students ask me quite often:
"How can I find my inner voice?"
"What’s my style, what style should I express my painting through? "
"How can I paint loose?"
"I’d like to paint like my favourite artist, with that expression, instead of copying a picture. "
"Why my brushstrokes don’t have the same quality of that professional artist I admire?"
They all take us to that inner voice, That poetic way to paint that makes us bring technique and creativity together in a unique way.
In the last months, I have been writing about the painting principles, techniques and strategies that lead me to the decisions I make on my painting and when I am teaching my students. While I was going through my notes, looking for a theme for my first blog post I found something that is the beauty of working with oils.
It's a technique that I have applied to my work in the last few years more intensively. It's called "Lost and Found Edges".
This is the first part from the series of posts that will describe my thoughts and technical insights about Seeing, Mixing and Using Color...Enjoy!
Few years ago I went on a trip to Lake Tekapo in New Zealand with my friend and her little girl called Sophia and we got to see stunning scenery along the way.