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The Vault of the Sky

What shape is the sky? As landscape painters we must remember that the sky is not a flat plane in the distance, but a vault which arches up toward and over the viewer’s head. 177 more words


Something in the post..........and something rich and strange


This is rather nice, an old lemon has been accepted for the Annual Open Exhibition of the Society for Graphic Fine Art in London. It’s a sketch in ink and wash I did last autumn after taking lovely aunt for a jaunt to the coast at Shoreham in Sussex; it was a very stressful time as lovely aunt was becoming quite ill by that stage but she still enjoyed herself and pottered around the market entranced by the best stalls. 105 more words

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Weekly Painting Week 48 Silver Surfer in Monochrome Oil Painting

This monochrome painting came out a little too “mono”. The pthalo blue and white worked for about everything, but a little more contrast did the trick- pthalo turquoise behind the figure made it stand out. 72 more words

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Coney Island Mondays: The Sky Reflects

One year later…

Unless it is raining, it doesn’t take much for us to hop on the F train and get to Coney Island in under 25 minutes. 218 more words


Oil Painting Tips #1




               For the most part oil painting is a very safe practice.  As long as you don’t eat your paints or breathe in the dust from dry pigment powder or sanding dust there should be no impact on your health.  746 more words

Weekly painting week 47: Skully Skully Night Apocolypse and Mystique Dyptich

Painting two or more paintings together? Just line them up and sketch/paint together to make sure the backgrounds match. Even if they are not displayed together this will visually connect the works. 64 more words

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