10 Daily Drawing Ideas

Have you ever felt like you just don’t have any ideas of what to draw? The blank page of your sketchbook and still no ideas! We know that regular daily drawing improves our skills whether its observation or imaginative drawing, but actually knowing what to draw can often stop us before we start. Daily drawing…

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Planning a series of paintings

I thought it would be interesting to share my process for planning a series of paintings. I am always interested in how artists create particularly Bonnard , Monet and contemporary artists such as Alice Mumford. I have found that artists develop their ideas in lots of different ways and I certainly approach a new series…

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How to create contrast in your paintings using a toned ground.

How to create contrast in your paintings using a toned ground. Toned grounds can often be a passive element to a painted creating a mid tone 5 to create unity for the painting as a whole. I wanted to explore how complimentary colours could be used to develop contrast and complexity. I have long been…

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Orchard Walk

Gathering ideas for paintings from an Orchard walk |I really enjoy getting out into the landscape to gather ideas. Yesterday, the weather was wonderfully sunny in the morning so I decided to take a walk with my teenage son in the orchard. We are fortunate to have a local orchard at the back of our…

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