Painting Light

I teach students how to paint and draw light. I am also a lighting specialist. My fascination with light encompasses, not only the commercial, retailing aspect, but the artistic as well. Once drawing and painting skills are developed to the point where students can accurately put down what they see, creating light and shadow is studied and faithfully delineated subject matter emerges in a world of space and volume.

What Is Pop Art? Original Artists And Their Contributions

A brief history of the Pop Art movement that began in the 1960’s. This article focuses on three influential artists to the movement and their works.

What Is Acrylic Paint and How Can It Best Suit My Artistic Style?

Oil paints and watercolours have been used as an art medium for centuries now, while acrylic paint being invented in the 20th century is a fairly new medium. It only became available on a commercial basis in the 1950’s after a gentleman named Otto Rohm; a Doctor in fact, invented acrylic resin.

Ballerina Ballet Dancers by Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas was a French impressionist and realist painter who starred within the late 19th and early 20th century and one topic that he was well known for were ballerina ballet dancers whom he was passionate about including in his highly recognisable and charming style. This article looks into the best of this genre of paintings and places them into context within the artist’s overall career.

Portrait Painting Artists Sketch Faces

The first and most important step in portrait painting is to draw many sketches until you feel the sitter’s personality is captured. The personality may be completely captured by your judgment call or reviewed by the sitter and both of you settle on an agreed decision. Use a live model to pose for you. This is portrait sketching at its best. A photo may substitute should you not be able to get anyone to pose.

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