Tagged: reference

A Solitary Mann

Jeremy Mann is another one of those inspirational painters that I was lucky enough to stumble across early in the piece when I was looking randomly for what styles resonated with me. I absolutely...

Imaginative Realism

After being impressed by James Gurney’s book on Color and Light, I was interested in picking up a copy of another of his process books titled Imaginative Realism – How to Paint What Doesn’t...

Watts Atelier of the Arts

Being self taught was something I’d always considered a badge of honour, but there is always the concern – am I going about things the right way. In reality, self taught doesn’t mean learning...

Loomis – For All It’s Worth

Andrew Loomis was a well known American painter, illustrator and author, best known for his series of instructional art books printed through the middle part of the 20th century. These books had long been...

The Zorn Palette

Anders Zorn has long been associated with a limited palette of only two colours – red (vermilion) and yellow (yellow ochre) plus black and white. It is amazing how much colour variation can be...

Expand Your Palette

One of the byproducts of being self taught is that you can’t entirely rely on being spoon fed information in the most logical order. Instead, you tend to search out bits and pieces to...

The Colour and the Shade

Continuing the process of documenting the development of my current painting, I’m now looking at using ‘studies’ to resolve the more difficult passages prior to beginning work on the final piece. Having chosen a...

Self Improvement Through Reading

I am a sponge for any information I can get my hands on that will help me become a more successful and prolific artist. Through this process have found a number of useful books...