In this short humble video you are taught how to achieve a sky using basic wash principles. Thoroughly saturating the canvas with water applied by a large brush followed by the introduction of an artist’s medium known as ‘Gesso’ to then prime the surface. It is then a case of washes and grading to finalise the sky alongside the confident use of ample amounts of white acrylic to create bold natural looking clouds. Enjoy.
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.
Favourite artist Wilson Bickford shows in detail how the aspiring watercolor artist can expect to achieve a realistic stunning blue sky combined with partial landscape and horizon line. He discusses the importance of keeping the paper wet to keep a softer edge to the clouds and parts of sky. He uses a selection of watercolor brushes and teaches the importance of blotting the brush with a kitchen towel to allow the artist to shape up certain areas of the sky. A very thorough tutorial with much to learn and hopefully improve your skills within the wonderful world of watercolor painting.
Artist Bob Davies pulls this gem of a tutorial out for all the art fans wanting to know how to perform a wash where all the colors merge into one another. This is actually called a variegated wash and is a classic technique used within watercolor painting. The video is clear and concise and a brilliant teaching aid for the beginner artist. He talks of the pigments he uses, like raw sienna and burnt umber etc and teaches you the ratios of each and how to apply with the correct brush.
This video tutorial is a sped up clip of an artist has used professional acrylic paints to create a dazzling horizon combo where the sea meets the sky . A very relaxing video with an inspirational result and tranquil backing track. A variety of brushes and tones are used throughout to show the true effort which goes into an artist’s rendition.
The content of this video is known as ‘light art’ and is a techniques which involves long exposures with a digital camera. Three major disciplines are involved in the creation of any light art project and they are the photographer, painter and the light source itself.
This particular video art film was created as part of a commission for Sky and took three nights in London to produce. It’s mind boggling how a lot of the content in this video is actually done, that combined with the random aliens and robots as well makes for a very unique and pleasurable way to spend two minutes of your day. I hope you enjoy it.