There was a time when I felt I had mastered painting values, compositions and had developed a fairly routine painting process. Actually I had hit a painting plateau and wasn’t really getting better at oil painting. I was good but not good enough. Mastering painting required me to work through some problems, many I was not even aware of. I’m grouping these painting problems into 10 areas of study. If you have painting experience already, these are the areas of study that will propel your painting to the next level!
I’m going to share with you an easy way to shade in a value scale using pencil, charcoal, and even paint. I’ll also be explaining why you should probably buy a value scale too if you are serious about getting better at your artwork.Continue Reading
Spoiler alert: In this post I don’t talk about how I painted this oil painting, I discuss more or less the business of art and why I do what I do as a professional artist.
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Understanding an artist’s intent is often helpful when interpreting their artwork. One’s intentions in her artwork can have a profound influence on whether others view the work as successful or not. Today I’ll be raising some questions about whether or not your artwork appears successful to other people and how to create successful works of art that stand up to critic’s scrutiny!
Here’s 10 reasons for why you should be using a drawing board when creating drawings in pencil, charcoal, or any drawing media. Are you making these foolish drawing mistakes?Continue Reading