Art

Luthien Tinuviel Oil Painting

I’ve been a fan of Tolkien’s works for many years (long before the movies…), and Luthien has always been one of my favourite characters. She was beautiful, strong, brave, gracious and selfless, but the fact that she was willing to give up so much to be with the man she Read more…

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It’s okay to change your mind

This painting took me a while to complete, not that it was overly complex or anything like that, I simply struggled to like what I was painting. I was happy with my initial idea and it was looking okay, but then I decided I hated the background and changed it. So, instead Read more…

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Sketchbook – Flowers in Oils

It is so much fun doing little studies with in oils in my sketchbook and so I painted a few flowers! In the video below, I show you how I painted these flowers while talking about making mistakes. Or at least, not to be afraid of making mistakes – they Read more…

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Oil Studies in My Sketchbook

I’ve started doing little oil painting studies in my sketchbook! They are loads of fun and help me work out which colours I’d like to use in my final paintings. My sketchbook has standard drawing paper, so I coated the pages with several layers of gesso before applying the oils. Read more…