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Light in the Sky - a study

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Light in the Sky - study. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2016. This is a study that I painted as a way to explore a different take on representing light in the sky. I based it on some plein air sketches. Having painted landscapes in Virginia for so long, I've become used to working with the hierarchy of ...

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Color Study for Workshop Demo Painting

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Hannah Color Study. 8x10 oil on linen. 2015 For the people who have signed up for my workshop on 24th March I will be doing a demonstration painting using a photograph of my dog Hannah. If you would like to paint along with me please feel free to click on the  link below and download the image ...

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Color Design Using a Sub Set of the Palette

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Color chart for secondary and tertiary mixtures of phthalo blue, alizarin permanent, cad orange, cad yellow medium Sometimes when preparing to start a painting I have to put more thought than usual into the selection of colors. I've just started a small figurative painting of a child ...

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Some Tips on Process and Methods for Painting Animals

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Here's a link to a presentation I put together in preparation for a group demonstration on painting animal portraits.  In the end this presentation proved to be too long to use in its entirety, but there's a lot of useful info in here and I don't want it to go to waste. [This has since been rem...

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How to Make Your Own Oil Sticks

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A formula and simple method for making your own oil sticks....

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