I sometimes ask questions that inspire profound but unexpected trains of thought, and therefore unlocking deep-seated concerns that were probably best left forgotten, but which nevertheless merit further questions and exploration – if anything, because I’m an inquisitive sort. I’m also fiercely political, though I doubt you’d notice from the works of art I […]
I’ve completed another painting while I deliberate over how I create a café scene worth painting. As mentioned previously, I’ve been watching a lot of painting videos on YouTube. One artist that caught my attention was a chap called Oleg Buiko. He’s particularly good at painting peonies and roses freehand and, like many art tutors, […]
At the stroke of midnight last night I added the final brush stroke to, what is my first ever landscape in oils. It has taken me almost a month to complete, although to be fair, half that time was spent waiting for layers of paint to dry. In between, me and Bill have repainted our […]
Rather than being close to completion, I like to think that I am instead slightly further away from the beginning than I was. Producing each layer is like watching paint dry – literally. As stated previously, I left the painting to dry a little over the weekend, at least enough that I could begin working […]
I really do enjoy watching this guy paint. His technique is like painting with coloured butter, using only a palette knife and thick paint, and sometimes a finger to sketch out and block in his subjects. Lots of fun. The result is just brilliant, I think, and gives me much food for thought. Although now I’m hankering for some hot buttered toast and tea…
If you do get a chance to watch some of his other painting videos I think you’ll pleasantly entertained. I love his free use of colour in particular.
I’ve been letting my own painterly work dry a little this past weekend, but back to it tomorrow.
The tree line on the horizon has a little more tonal definition now and the foreground some more tonal variation. I’ve also blocked in the man and his wife in readiness for further glazes. The man will eventually be a lot darker as in the original photo, but I’m hoping that the texture of […]
Here’s where I’m at with this landscape painting after just a week. I think it’s been a week since I began – although I find I’m losing track of time. Hours fly past as I concentrate on just one portion of the painting at a time. The sky has now acquired three layers of paint […]