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Creative and Imaginative “What If” Watercolours
Daniel Smith watercolour paints used Serpentine, Amazonite, Hematite, Green Apatite in a peeling, torn bark simile of the forest gum tree bark.
Judicious Texture II 2015
Where does texture and detail belong? When to stop painting!? How to avoid fiddling? It is a matter of simply reminding yourself as you are painting, there are 3 main areas to your composition. Background, Middleground and Foreground. 3 Main Textural Areas: Background, Middleground, Foreground Each of these areas is to be handledContinue reading “Judicious Texture II 2015”
Imagination is the beginning of creation
George Bernard Shaw’s brilliant quote, “Imagination is the Beginning of Creation” is one I love. Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.” Both persistence and imagination have been my ‘co helpers’ as I paint and create for over two decades. Imagination and Creation Imagination, creation, inspirationContinue reading “Imagination is the beginning of creation”
Light and Shade: Tonal Values for Successful Paintings
Whether you’re painting in pastels, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media the single most crucial aspect for more successful artwork is Tonal Values. Making sure that you first observe and see those variations in tone is key in order to then be able to obtain those tones on your painting. The tricks I use to seeContinue reading “Light and Shade: Tonal Values for Successful Paintings”
Painting Foregrounds: Perspective Tips
Depth and perspective in paintings can be tricky at first for beginners. But it gets a lot easier when you know and follow a couple of logical and simple tips and guidelines. Simplify The Subject Break it up into simplified segments. Divide the scene into divisions of Background, Middleground andContinue reading “Painting Foregrounds: Perspective Tips”
Debi Riley Basic Watercolour Materials
Watercolour Beginners, Basic materials you need only this 1 brush, these 3 paints and this sheet of paper!