Last Sunday I took part in “Brush with Fame” It was the launch of Bucks Open Studios and participating artists were asked to take part. I volunteered as I felt I needed a challenge. Painting a portrait in 4 hours. For a landscape painter who … Continue readingStepping out of my comfort zone – Brush with Fame
It’s a question I keep coming back to. Will I be more successful if I do a degree in art? I stopped formal art study after my “A” levels. Experiencing something of a trial. I hated spending 6-12 weeks on the same paintings. I was … Continue readingIs doing an Art Degree necessary for success?
I’ve always admired people who can get a photorealistic finish on pencil sketching. For some time I wondered how it was achieved. Then I discovered burnishing. I knew some blending techniques but hadn’t really attempted burnishing before. (There were some serious gaps in my art … Continue readingRealistic sketching with coloured pencils – a portrait of Avril Lavigne
I entered 3 pieces in “Buckingham Art for All” exhibition, This was my personal favourite, the tribute piece I discussed last week. It is titled “1 in 10,000,000+ Reflections on a life lost” I had slight technical problems, the acrylic medium hasn’t cured properly yet … Continue readingCompetitions