Colour Mixing This is the second in my series on, ‘You want to be an artist’. This art tutorial covers how to use colour. We start by explaining how to use the 12 colour, colour wheel. Understanding how the colour wheel works is essential for an artist. Starting with the basics of colour mixing, I […]

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Watercolour Painting Basics In this art tutorial on how to paint a landscape in watercolour. This is the 3rd in my Watercolour painting basics for beginners series.  I start with an outline landscape drawing. The landscape drawing is done on 300lb watercolour paper and is drawn with a soft pencil so no groves are created […]

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This watercolour art tutorial covers the basics of creating edges and layers. Creating layers in watercolour painting can be fraught with difficulties. But if you follow the painting ideas contained in this art tutorial you shouldn’t go wrong. I demonstrate how you can lay down an area of water and drop watercolour paint into it, […]

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In this art tutorial I explain watercolour painting basics for those new to watercolour painting.  I talk about basic materials, the paper, paints and brushes and how to use them. I also demonstrate the two basic techniques of watercolour namely; wet on wet and wet on dry. By combining these methods you can paint a […]

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In this art tutorial on how to paint a simple vase or pot I take you through the whole process of painting in acrylic from initial sketch to final painting. I start by showing you how to use your own wrist as a compass to create the curved sides of the pot. Working out  where […]

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This is part 2 of my art tutorial on How to Paint a Landscape. This time I am focusing on the use of scale to create depth in the landscape painting. This combined with the fact that colours get lighter as they go into the background creates distance in the landscape. I explain how this […]

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Create Depth in Landscape Painting In this art tutorial I shall be creating the painting using acrylic paint. I will show you how to create depth in a landscape painting by using colour and tone in combination. The idea is to use cool, light greens in the background of the painting and warm, bold greens […]

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This video is created from a Impressionist style painting demonstration I gave at the Redditch art circle. 5th October 2011. I demonstrated how to compose the picture and apply the paint( I used acrylic paint) in a way Impressionist painters might have done. The painting had to painted very quickly and was completed in 45 […]

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In this art tutorial video, created using a Nikon D7100, I explain step by step how to paint clouds simply using student quality acrylic paint. Using my vast art teaching experience  I show how to start the painting  by defining the structure of the clouds, before painting the sky itself.  You’ll paint clouds easily after […]

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Simple technique to Draw Lips In this art tutorial, created using a Nikon D7100 camera, I show how How to Draw Lips, I explain how to start with just three circles and a curved line to create the line between the mouth.  This simple drawing technique will improve your drawing skills when you draw a face. […]

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