Tagged: study

Advaita

Advaita means nondual or “not two.” This oneness is a fundamental quality of everything. Everything is a part of and made of one nondual consciousness. Notice your fingers and the palm of your hand....

The Undoing

This is another of the quick painting studies I have been working on this year. The short time attributed to each allow the opportunity to experiment and throw caution to the wind in the...

Two Sides

Two born from and exist in the same world, effectively one and the same. A small, singular difference defining them as opposites in the eyes of many. Before them lies a pristine expanse, untouched...

Feather Crown

This year I’m determine to be more consistent with regular painting practice, with the focus on developing the mindset of enjoying the process rather than being too fixated on the final result. Instead of...

The Greatness of Mistakes

A good slap across the face from life is needed periodically to make you see that which is directly in front of your eyes. Something you may have suspected was there the entire time,...

Where to start with Oil Paint?

I’d avoided it long enough – it was time to bite the bullet. The studio’s built, all the the excuses and fears have been put aside and it’s time to tackle painting in oil…...

Repose

repose noun a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility verb be situated or kept in a particular place This is my second attempt at gouache painting with a focus on improving my value recognition,...

The Value of Studies

To me, value (or the level of light and dark) draws me in and has a greater descriptive impact in an image than what colour seems to alone. I’m not sure where this originated...

Undisturbed

Gouache is an interesting medium that I’ve never had much to do with in the past. The Watts Atelier curriculum sees a phase of gouache painting before any progression on to oils. It is...

Stu and Evie

This is another painting I had promised to get done by Christmas and with the sudden constriction of time that always happens around the end of the year, (always a shock despite it being...