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This video demonstrates some collective skills acquired over the years by artist and teacher Quang Ho. The video touches on three or four different areas surrounding the use of brushes, tones and highlighting and the use of the oils on the canvas. Ho talks through each practice and relays what he is doing back to the viewer. With 30 years experience he is definitely worth listening to. Wouldn’t you say?
This lesson focuses on a few techniques where you can use a palette knife to achieve some very interesting shapes and textures which can be plied to create an array of foliages for your oil painting.
Traditionally a 1 inch or 2 inch brush would be used to stipple the oil paint onto the canvas to produce foliage such as leave and branches as it is impossible to paint every single leaf on a tree as well as each individual branch. With the brush stipple method you can cover large amounts of foliage very quickly by loading the brush with lots of oil paint in one color and quite simply use the very same technique with another oil paint to gather a contrast to firm up some depth within the painting.
In this demonstration the artist uses a palette knife which is similar in shape to a spatula along with a white oil paint to focus on how the same traditional brush method can be emulated. He spreads the paint across his palette using the knife leaving an even deep spread of paint from which he can work from. He has thinned down the paint using paint thinners but mentions how he has only used a small amount as he wants the paint to still be responsive with the palette knife by maintaining some good thickness.
By placing the palette knife perfectly flat onto the smeared paint and repeatedly dabbing it you will soon form a natural texture on the underside of the knife. With this new texture he goes to a new section of his palette and lightly presses the palette knife down much like you would with a stencil to see how the new texture looks and forms to replicate foliage. When this technique is used with a thin amount of paint the resulting texture looks like small leaves which would look very convincing within an oil painting. When the paint spread is thicker and the knife is applied the result is more vein-like and could easily be applied as branches on an oil landscape painting.
Both the brush and palette knife techniques are worthwhile for you to take to your landscape paintings and with experimentation and confidence you can quickly see promising results within your own art work.
Jan Blencowe is a professional landscape painter and delivers this fine demonstration on how to blend natural greens within a landscape painting using Chroma Interactive Acrylics.
It is always impossible to find a green direct from the tube which can be used directly †in your landscape paintings, this is because they are not natural greens due to their hue, chroma and intensity all being particularly artificial. In this tutorial you will learn using a basic palette of transparent yellow, yellow ochre, white, blue, orange and mars black the ways to mix and form the natural greens essential for your painting. Many painters do not use black because it is a non color and tends to dominate a painting with its heavy void qualities, however, Blencowe is happy to use mars black because it has a warm brow undertones which really set off the greens which you will learn to mix.
She guides you through the different shades and values you can attain with a clear and concise reasoning so your much better prepared for when you hit the canvas next time around. Mint greens, spring greens and olive greens amongst others are all products of her mixing so with these new shades under your belt you can expect a much more organic and natural piece of art for your next piece.
In this video tutorial Chris Saper talks of the amount of natural and artificial light which has impacted on her portrait. She tells of how it’s important to notice the warm tones and ambient colors to help justify your renderings within the painting. Her use of the exact same pigment from the background is used to mix in with her model to almost oppose contrast and enhance the balance between the subject and the environment. For such a short video it really does harness so useful tips.
Very similar to Pt 8/19 except this time Crow allows the artist to have a go at painting gentle ripples at the base of the shoreline as well as adding more detailing to the actual river bank. The palette knife is again used alongside his beloved ‘fan brush’ which Crow also decides to add a few reeds with just to spice up the painting. Give it a whirl, what have you got to lose!?
This video is a still frame slideshow featuring some of Jack Vettriano’s best paintings.
Born in Fife, Scotland in 1951, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer. For his twenty-first birthday, a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.
In 1989, he submitted two paintings to the Royal Scottish Academyís annual exhibition; both were accepted and sold on the first day. The following year, an equally enthusiastic reaction greeted the three paintings, which he entered for the prestigious Summer Exhibition at Londonís Royal Academy and his new life as an artist began from that point on.
Have you ever wondered how to paint rain in oil paints? This nice compact short art tutorial shows how to give the impression of realistic rain by engaging in a few basic hints and tips.
Jerry Yarnell has a scene featuring horses and cattlemen already pre painted in oil paints on canvas before the video begins. The technique for painting rain is very simple, he mixes the white oil paint with some grey/blue to give it an off-white hue and he loads his number 4 round sable brush with paint . Grab a tissue and take all the excess paint from the brush leaving the paint internally within the bristles. This is the fun part and you must be brave, so you hold the brush right at the base end and you use a quick flick stroke method up and down the page at an angle at which you want your rain to be falling from. Be sure to go over background and foreground because being rain it gets everywhere , you can then use a smaller brush to create small splashes on the likes of the ground or any of the objects in your painting.
This really is a useful, fun and quick technique for painting rain in oil paints so be sure to give it a try.
This instructional video features Tennessee based artist Dick Ensing showing you how to finish off your oil painting with the right signature. He discusses the favourite colors like cadmium red used by oils artists and how to apply it by mixing in a little bit of turpentine so its not too thick and blotchy. Finish your painting off in style.
In this video, artistic TV giant Bob Ross, shows the viewer how to capture the essence of a cloud. Whilst Ross is an expert in his field, the approach he adopts is easy to follow and his techniques allow the aspiring artist to paint like him in seemingly no time at all. A very worthwhile artist to follow for the novice painter. Check him out now and get panting.