Tag Archives: Van Gogh

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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Too Much to Say

Ever have this problem?  You go away for a couple of days where you are free from obligations (there’s a whole blog post on that subject one could write – obligations often get in the way of your art) and … 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 Do You Know When It’s Time To Go Pro?

The short answer is:  “I don’t know.”  🙂 There are some things to consider, though.  I know that there is a temptation to get to a certain standard of work and then to decide “it’s time”.  At that moment, an … Continue reading

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Van Goghology

Here’s another pixel-by-pixel colour picker study of a famous work of art.  This time, I chose a Van Gogh self portrait.  This is the picture: The skin tones are very different to both Rembrandt and Caravaggio.  The brush strokes are … 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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See The Light

Because I like colours and strong colours at that, I’ve found that the light that you experience a colour in can make a very big difference to your sensation of that colour.  Sometimes the light in an environment can make … Continue reading

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