The Royal Opera House painting was an ambitions project. First there was the size and the level of detail in the image chosed. As usual with these types of projects, breaks are frequent as eye strain is a potential issue. Particularly at the masking level, … Continue readingRoyal Opera House Painting Creation
A painting emerging from chaos it’s a magical moment in the progress of any artwork. With my paintings it’s the final step in the creative process, where the dramatic transformation takes place. You can see that moment happen later on. Yes, last week I promised … Continue readingCrossley Engine Painting emerging from chaos.
Crunch time, will it tear the paper? If you’ve used the right paper and remembered the dry rule. Be sure that the picture is dry before you start. If it still feels cold to touch, best to leave it. I leave mine overnight as I … Continue readingMasking Tips – Removal without Ripping the Paper.
Stopping the tears will stop the tears of frustration. There’s nothing worse than laboring for hours over a painting only to have the finished result ruined when the paper rips as you remove the masking. It’s a common problem when using masking fluid. I have … Continue readingMasking Tips – Stopping the tears
Don’t you just hate it when masking fluid sticks to your brushes? Sound familiar? Most artists have experienced this issue. You need to do some masking, but when you finish your brushes are solid rubber and unusable. I was going to show you a picture, … Continue readingMasking Tips – how to save your brushes