Tag Archives: Monet

Texture

For me, one of the most exciting aspects of works by Monet or Van Gogh is the texture of their paintings.  You can see the brush strokes, the palette knife marks and the velocity of every painterly gesture, etched permanently … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Orangerie

This afternoon, through chance and happenstance, I revisited a place I had last set foot in almost half my lifetime ago.  As a young man, honeymooning with my lovely new bride in the city of romance, we first visited the … Continue reading

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Art Instruction For Ears

Painters have a wealth of art instruction materials available to them.  There are books, there are paint manufacturers’ catalogues, there are art galleries to go and see what other artists do, there are DVDs and television shows and even live … Continue reading

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How Not to Paint Like Monet

I’ve said it before – I like art instruction books.  However, it is important to understand the author’s intention and the limitations of these books, before you take things as gospel.  The book I would like to discuss today is … Continue reading

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Art Instruction Books

Some people think art instruction books are evil.  I don’t agree.  I like them.  I think you can learn a lot from them.  One of my favourite things is to get inspiration for a new style or a new technique … Continue reading

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How To Choose Colours

I like to create a colour unity, but I also like to experiment.  These are some of the actual methods I have used to choose the colour schemes in my paintings: Choose only Primaries – use only the primary colours. … Continue reading

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