Daniel Smith watercolour paints used Serpentine, Amazonite, Hematite, Green Apatite in a peeling, torn bark simile of the forest gum tree bark.
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”
Upcoming Atwell Gallery Perth workshops Workshop dates January 13 & 20, 2015 – Landscapes using your Imagination and Drawing using your Imagination. Both workshops are designed to show playful fun methods that help develop and rediscover your imagination. It is the unchained imagination that releases an infinity of possibilities, inventions and creations. Every invention beganContinue reading “Creative Imagination is an Unchained Imagination”
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”
Loose bold free impressionistic watercolour mountains and hills! Bold bright cobalt sky emphasizes the top of the hill providing a sense of heat, summer and sun to the landscape. Mountain in Blue is an inspired mix of cerulean blue, prussian blue with a bit of umber; then allowing some of the paint to drip downContinue reading “mountains”
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”
Many new painters wonder which part of the painting to start first. Often beginning with the focal point, or the foreground. However, this presents a dilemma for beginners, as then it becomes much more difficult to get the tonal values correct. As well as then its also much harder to obtain a smooth, seamless transitionContinue reading “What to Paint first?! Backgrounds”
Watercolour Beginners, Basic materials you need only this 1 brush, these 3 paints and this sheet of paper!