Art tutorials

These video tutorials are based on the different topics that I teach in my studio classes. They include subject such as:

  • observation
  • composition
  • canvas preparation
  • under painting
  • colour mixing
  • colour theory
  • painting techniques.

Often a subject inspired by a photo will be an interesting composition but I may want to express it using different colours.  The challenge of this oil painting done in my landscape class was to use two source images, one for the composition and another for the colour inspiration.

This video will look at how to approach the underpainting, focusing on how to simplify the complex shapes of trees and water reflections.  The second challenge is how to take the colours form a different source image and apply them to this composition.  I will look at how to analyse the colour structure of one image and then apply it to the painting subject.