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This video features watercolor artist John Baxter painting a scene including an estuary, boats, trees and houses. It is a time lapse video which shows how Baxter takes on difficult yet popular themes within watercolor painting. He goes through a whole spectrum of colors and uses many techniques to achieve this very realistic watercolor painting. Fine brushes, large brushes and a variety of washes all constitute this cracking landscape/seascape. Learn from what he has to offer and have a go yourself.
In this video tutorial you will learn how to dry brush with Claire Watson. The first half of the video describes the variety of brushes used and not forgetting the kitchen roll and the eraser. The paints are Windsor and Newton artisan oils and they are her choice of paints for the dry brushing. She talks of how its like a combination of drawing and painting. Judge for yourself and above all, have fun.
This video tutorial has Scottish oils artist Naismith showing an oil painting from around 7 years ago being reworked having been unhappy with the results back then. The painting develops using various opaque and translucent techniques. Some inspirational material is shown including videos taken in the Isle of Harris and a photo from Loch Fyne, Scotland.†The final painting is titled ‘Loch Fyne Light’. All standards of oils painter can benefit from this video.
This is a first time video by an Australian artist and recent friend Sharon Grant. We met through another website (www.PaintingsILove.com) when I found that her paintings were worthy of further note and suggested she produce a video tutorial so that we could promote her work on ArtisanHQ.
Sharon’s enthusiasm is immense and within hours she has taken one of the works she presented on PIL and developed a video with this work as the subject matter. Co-opting the help of her husband, she has put together a commendable first attempt (using only the video on her phone!) and her dialogue allows the viewer to feel her enthusiasm whilst understanding what she is demonstrating…the use of previous works to achieve a brand new result…recycling in some ways, whilst retaining the great parts of the original piece.
Well done Sharon and this example alone should be encouragement to the artists and artisans who would like to demonstrate their work and expertise for the benefit of the growing art community…have a go and let us all enjoy your passion.
Despite the fact that the video quality may not be on par with most of our others on ArtisanHQ we felt it well worth retaining this on the site as demonstration of what can be achieved if you have the desire. If Sharon subsequently decides to rework this video we will then have the pleasure of discovering the phases involved in producing a video worthy of your personal artisan creativity.
Renowned for his loose and direct paint and brush application, fine artist David Shevlino delivers a wonderful art tutorial here where he creates a life oils portrait of his son. His paint is put to the canvas in a quick and deliberate manner which at first almost suggests he is in a rush, this however is a deliberate technique which allows him to build undertones before going on to further detail and intricacies.
Shevlino mentions the importance of a good directional natural light source when taking on portraiture so in this particular painting he has used balanced daylight photo lamps as his source of consistent light. With this you can achieve a strong sense of contrasting light and dark tones and shadowing.
The oil painting used the colors burnt sienna, orange, white and darker hues like ultramarine for the darker areas. The painting was created over a 2 day period so he used a poppy seed oil medium to keep the oil paints wet and manipulable for the second day. His style is very unique and I personally love his work. I hope you enjoy.
This art video tutorial shows artist/teacher Gregg Kreutz demonstrating to his class how to paint the figure from a live model. The demonstration was filmed over the course of 3 hours during his morning class using oil paints.
He begins with the idea of laying down expressive strokes with his paint brush in the early stages to emphasise movement within his subject, which on this occasion is a young white female. Although her pose is static it is up to you as an artist to portray movement in your paintings with your brush actions and personal perception of the model or subject. It’s also another good way to test how the canvas reacts with your brand of paints and brushes setting the fluidity and ease of use for the remainder of your painting up to it’s final stages.
He also moves into color theory and how to mix up complimentary colors to promote the skins tonal values but also retain and evoke expression. It really is a brilliant video which encompasses all the values still present in traditional and even contemporary styles of oil painting surrounding portraiture.
Scott Naismith has been frequently asked over the years ‘How can I loosen up in my paintings and become less conforming’. Well this video tutorial teaches how he interprets freedom in oil painting. Many people learn oils from experts such as Bob Ross and Bill Alexander and will engage in their techniques and interpretations. From this tutorial you will learn how to break away from convention and use your paints so they’re not necessarily guided by lines or literal form. This is a nice length and well narrated tutorial so give it some time and grab your brushes and become looser and less guided with the oil paints.
This excellent post demonstrates the use of light and shade in the right proportions to allow a very good likeness to be created of this classic piece of art by the German artist. The artist uses a basic step by step approach to allow the viewer to build up a representation of the Praying Hands.
Clear instructions allow visitors to progress gradually and acheive very rapid progress. It is not just the pencil in use here…the artist uses a blender and a paintbrush to add remove and manipulate the amount of graphite in the drawing. Using different grades of pencil allow the deeper shadows to be achieved; the highlight require the use of the blender and the eraser on the end of a pencil.
This video has been produced by a well recognised artist who has experienced all of the issues that the amateur artist faces when attempting to upload images of artwork to the internet. Many people photograph their work indoors but I favour the method shown here and do go outside to photograph my own artwork.
The presenter gives a comprehensive demonstration of the settings on his camera to allow the best image to be produced. He then takes you back into the studio and shows how to adjust your image on the PC prior to uploading to the web. It is always good practise to consider the problems encoutered by others in the same situation as your self and determine whether their experiences can be used to your own benefit. In this video I believe we are given a very good view of how best to present your own artwork to the web.