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Hints And Tips
• Draw, draw, draw! Draw everything! Fill your sketchbooks. You will improve if you do more. Observe the real world, think about your eye height (eye level) and how it controls your view of your subject. • The lights are so powerful. Plan their place
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Mykonos Windmills
Looking at quite a few reference photographs, I produced a couple of sketches of the subject. When I was happy with the design (I chose a Z design), I also made a canvas sized drawing onto butcher’s paper. I applied two coats of Gesso with the ¼ inc
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“The Art of Suggestion- part 1”
We’ve covered a lot of ground and ranged fairly widely over different aspects of freehand drawing over the last few years so I reckon it must be about time we broached a subject that everyone always wants to know about, that is how to realistically d
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Composition
A well balanced and well composed painting draws the viewer’s eye into and around the work. A painting can also be balanced with the use of a scientific botanical title, or with a dissection that fits into a negative space for balance. These things s
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Hints And Tips
• Take your time for planning (research, tonal sketch, composition) your project as it helps you to achieve what you want and prevents disappointment later. • When you think you are nearly there, take a photo and run it by another artist friend, or j
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Wildlife Artist
The chatter of eastern Rosellas permeates the solitude of an artist’s studio through an open window on a sunny July day. They’ve settled in the winter seed grass outside – left long on purpose to attract many parrots to the garden. King parrots, gras
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Falls Gallery
The gallery is located in Falls Road, Wentworth Falls and is in a beautifully restored early 1900’s weatherboard cottage. It is situated in a large, magical mountain garden and is a mere 2 minutes walk from the Falls Reserve Picnic area and lookouts.
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Rainbow Lorikeets
I was both excited and nervous when I first embarked on this painting. I could see the finished painting in my mind but transferring the image onto the canvas was a real challenge! A photograph some friends took whilst on holiday inspired me. The bir
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Materials
• Deep edged canvas • Gesso • Matisse Acrylic Paints: Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Mid, Raw Umber and Titanium White • Atelier Interactive: Cobalt Blue, Pthalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Cad Red, Permanent Alizarin a
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My Life Is Filled With Art
I have always loved to draw, and have done so since early childhood. My Dad sketched, and I know that his interest and praise of my early attempts made me even more determined to practice. At seven years of age I won First Prize for my flower drawing
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Brush Article 14
In the last article we discussed relinquishing control, and looked at how relinquishing control can help create a “natural feel” by allowing the paintbrush to have its own way, to a certain extent. This article will focus on exactly the opposite. We’
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Easels Made Easy
Winsor & Newton provides a selection of top quality easels that offer a solution to any painting environment whether it be at home, the studio, in school, or outdoors. Choosing an easel is an important decision for an artist. The choice will vary acc
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“The Art of Suggestion- part 2”
Right, back to your landmarks. They may or may not be incredibly distinct features, as long as you can easily refer back to them as you go (i.e. find them in the reference photo or real life scene when you look back each time) (fig 1). Because you ha
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Places And Faces Of Beauty
Unlike many of my fellow artists, I cannot say I have been drawing or painting since my early childhood. And I wasn’t born with instant talent either! How I paint today is the result of learning and practicing for about 13 years. What I can say is th
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Life In The High Country
My plan is to create a story … an interaction between the horse, the man, the cattle, the dog, and the environment. The sunlight and textures will be important elements, and the lost and found edges will give the overall unity to the painting. I am f
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On Your Bike
I’m heading of for 4 days on Rottnest Island 19km off the coast of Western Australia To do some research for a possible upcoming tour Below, my pen sketch of my accommodation Rottnest Island Note my Island transport (on your bike) there are no privat
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Materials
• Watercolour paper.• Acrylic paints: – Ultramarine Blue, – Cobalt Blue, – Cerulean Blue, – Winsor Blue, – Cobalt Turquoise, – Cadmium Yellow, – Lemon Yellow – Raw Sienna, – Alizarin Crimson, – Magenta, – Cadmium Red, – Burnt Sienna, – White.• Variou
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Wet Morning in Bathurst
The first step is to draw the scene. The key point is to start with eye level and then draw your objects relative to that. What do I mean by this? Well, when drawing with perspective, objects above eye level will appear to move down to it the further
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“Scraping the Spectrum”
There’s a lot more to drawing than the making of marks on the paper. We’ve talked in the past about some of the psychological aspects of the creative urge but no matter how you manage your own brain there are things that come as original equipment th
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Hints And Tips
• When working with acrylics, I use a gel medium to make the paints more fluid (not water). I do not use a retarder medium; I spray the paints with water at the beginning and end of each session. I think acrylics are the most ‘forgiving’ of all paint
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Brush Article 13
One of the things I like to talk about when it comes to making paintings, is the concept of breaking the process into three sections Those three sections are: • your physical skills • your perception skills • your conceptual skills Your physical skil
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Terrigal from The Haven
Using a reference photograph of the scene, I drew a sketch onto gessoed heavy watercolour paper. Here I established different areas of colour with thin acrylic washes. At this stage I refined important areas including the headland, the sea and the b
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It’s Never Too Late to Start
Beryl Crofts proudly maintains she is proof of the theory that people can take up painting in their senior years and still succeed. She believes it is never too late too start, and the quality of her work reinforces this claim. Beryl’s secondary educ
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Materials
• Canvas on board• Matisse Structure paints• Carbon black, Titanium white, viridian green, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, magenta, cadmium red, yellow ochre, yellow deep, raw sienna• Impasto medium and polymer gloss varnish• Brushes- wa
Artist's Back to Basics9 min. leídosVisual Arts
Christmas Buyers Guide
S&S is offering a wide range of exciting new products as well as traditional favourites for Christmas this year. From colouring, drawing, watercolour and sketching pencils to easels, pastels, watercolours, acrylic and oil paints you’ll find something
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Why I Started To Paint
I have always been fascinated by the artist’s skill but did not pursue painting myself till the late 90’s. I started my working life as an Electrical Engineer and became involved with the Personal Computer industry from its inception. This developed
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Top Knot Pigeon!
I love these delightful little birds! they are always so busy, whether it is looking for food or for a suitable partner! The male loves to do his fan dance, quite often to an un interested female! This pair happened to be enjoying some seed that was
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“A Matter of Scale”
The subject of scale is one that has always come up continually for me personally with my own drawing in one way or another. It’s something well worth having a good understanding of as it can and should affect everything you draw and the way you prep
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The Beach at Port Stephens
For this painting I mix a thin strong paste using black acrylic with water and some polymer gloss varnish. Using a piece of cosmetic sponge attached to a skewer (see ‘materials’) I draw in the “bones” of my subject. Dipping the sponge in water allows
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