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Category: Tutorials


Plein Air & Finishing In The Studio

When working from life, I’m painting the effect of light on my subject. Light moves fast and I must be quick to capture it. Most times I get it in one sitting; occasionally I’ll have to finish back in the studio. How do I prepare for this? After setting up my easel I always take a photo of the subject. This is a record of the light effect and a handy reference for later.


Painting Seascapes

One of the most challenging subjects to tackle “En Plein Air” is a seascape. The ocean is in constant motion. Wind is almost always a factor. Often fog will roll in and back out as you’re painting, sometimes completely obscuring your subject.


The Challenge Of Spring Greens

I love painting the fresh, bright greens of early springtime. With the first sniff of warmth in the air and a hint of green on the trees, I pack up my oils and favourite brushes from Rosemary’s Ivory Range and head to the woods to paint the bluebells. A couple of long filberts and a no.4 rigger are all I need for working on location.


Swipe And Slash – The Sword Liner

Studying at the Florence Academy of Art, there are many painting techniques to be mastered through intense practice and through following the methodology of the school. But there are also many things to be learned concerning one’s materials. For example, a great variety of edge qualities can be achieved in a painting simply by varying the kinds of brushes used—i.e. sable versus hog-hair.


The Tree & Texture Brush

Struggling with your trees?

Designed to simplify the art of painting trees and foliage in any medium, this special brush has just the right performance to deliver the perfect tree foliage (also a good texture brush for shrubbery, grasses etc).