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Three Great Still Life Demos

One the best ways to learn how to paint is to simply watch great painters! Not just what they paint but how the start, the marks they make, the way they hold the brush. These are three of my favourites from youtube! Have you stumbled across anything good recently…why not share in the comments?

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Yinka Shonibare, Portrait

Nice class this morning in Melton.  One more to go before the end of the term.  I found an article on Yinka Shonibare in an Artist and Illustrators magazine, so had  a go at a quick portrait and was pleased with the results.

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December Fields

Oil on Board 8×12″ Was really cold out there today.  I have been getting over nasty cough but thought I would go out and try a quick sketch. When I got started I realised I was out of yellow and green…so effectively its a limited palette painting. #art #pleinair #landscape

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From Pin Mill Woods

Oil on Board 8″x10″ Sold This is one of my first paintings I created following moving out to Chelmondiston this summer. It shows a gap in the trees looking down to the river near Pin Mill.  I have almost settled now and am sorting through some of my paintings.  I had a little show at the beginning of September in …

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Painting of the week #1

Casper David Fredrich was one of the first painters that really inspired me, his paintings are both beautiful but often tinged with melancholy and sadness.  This one though feels optimistic and serene.