30 Dec 2013

Beginners Paint Ocean Waves With Acrylics


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Darrell Crow

28 Dec 2013

What time is it?

                              A fellow wild flower enthusiast
                              failed to notice that the sky is vertical
                              and that the parachutes are not anatomically accurate.
                              They look wet and bedraggles and certainly could not fly.
                              Even so I  think this gives the essence of dandelion
                              far more than my photograph.
                              P.S. Do you tell the time by blowing on a dandelion clock?

26 Dec 2013

How to paint dandelions - FAST and EASY - step by step

Any Pearce says that you will need: dark green paint, light green paint, white paint, canvas, 
3 different sized flat edge small to medium paint brushes.
You can use either acrylic or oil paint.
If you use oil paint-- you will need to wait longer in between layering for paint to dry. 

23 Dec 2013

The Swan. Lavenham. UK

   I thought that I'd follow a 90 second house with one from the 15th Century.
   We drew directly with ink onto canvas.
   I was quite pleased with it then but now I think it's time to try again.
   I was fortunate in being able to live in the top overhang of such a building in Bildeston,
   it was the most beautiful home I've lived in in England. Because the floors sloped,
   if you sat on the closed lid of the toilet you gently slid off! The other floors had been
   levelled there having been a difference of say seven inches at one side to the other
   and then they would dip in the opposite direction. It was surprising how soon you
   accommodated the difference in floor pitch.

21 Dec 2013

How to draw a house in 90 seconds.

How to draw a house - House Portrait in 90 seconds by Eli Ofir

18 Dec 2013

Guard Dragon.

                My version of Thorn really is magical.
                Should my youngest granddaughter ever become afraid of 'things'
                coming into her bedroom at night. Then I'll give her a magic dragon as a pet.
                He really looks ferocious, but is the best friend you can have to those he loves.
                During the day he watches red and strong
                but at night his magic glitters in the electric light.
                As he is painted with glitter glue.

15 Dec 2013

Sugar Dragon.

I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, please.

13 Dec 2013

Girl on the beach.

My lightening flash was made with a wax birthday candle before I painted the picture.
I once read that you had more chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lotto,
well I’ve got past that hurdle and still haven’t won the lotto! I lived in Colorado Springs, USA, this is either the second highest lightening area in the States or the world. I tell you this to emphasise just how spectacular the lightening was, sometime you just had to stand outside and watch. Once in a post card blue sky there was a tiny white cloud with lightening shooting out of it just like a cartoon.

11 Dec 2013

Space: painting awesome lightning

                                               Spaced out art by TOM
                                   Hi my name is Tom and i live in                                      Sydney Australia. I love spray art                                    and enjoy looking at it on here. I                                    learnt from watching all the vids                                      on youtube. Insemin8er66·     http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=kb1yVd7ggM4

9 Dec 2013

Yorkshire Dale's river.


                     This Yorkshire Dales river flows through the War of the Roses, 
                     as I am a Red Rose and the White Roses in my family don't let me forget it.
                     The fact that The War of The Roses was fought sporadically 
                     between 1455 and 1485 has nothing to do with anyting

5 Dec 2013

River Cole near Crooks Lane.


                                                                                                                   Steven Cronin
                             Published on 10 May 2013

                             I must have passed this part of the River Cole a million times as a kid. 
                             I've painted this scene several times from the same photo. 
                             I like the composition but will try and take some new photos soon.   
                             http://youtu.be/fh24uN7SzW8  
 

3 Dec 2013

Tall ship in the mist

                                   Someone left a magazine in the Rookery Centre.
                                   This ship disappearing in the mist of a tearful story.
                                   I used layers of acrylic paint for a painting
                                   I really didn’t think I had any chance of pulling off.

30 Nov 2013

Boats in the evening sun.

                            Painted very quickly with a hake brush using watercolour.
                           Check out his prints at http://micronin.deviantart.com/prints.
                           Published on 1 Aug 2013
                           To be honest, I wasn't sure where this one was                              going as I just made it up as I went along. I felt                              more confident with it once I started putting the                              rocks in the foreground and the scene started to                            take shape. The boats are put in very simply but                            I think they work OK.

28 Nov 2013

Hole in Gargrave canal wall.


                                   This hole collapsed shortly after I took this photo.
                                   When the watercolour was almost dry
                                   I sprinkled fine table salt over certain stones 
                                   to give the crystal glitter in the sun.

26 Nov 2013

Using salt with your watercolour paint.


24 Nov 2013

Suspended Tears.


                                    Suspended tears from my photos of Solomon’s seal.

                                           Tears that could not be shown,
                                           Tears that would never be known.

                                           Solomon the wise,
                                           would he have cried?

                                           Sure thing my love
                                                         he had a heart inside.

20 Nov 2013

Blue Door.


                Blue door

                Another Art Tutor project, see 2 YouTubes down.
                Had I followed the example shown below my steps might
                not have incurred the concerns of the ‘elf-n-safety’ brigade!

                I think the Moon Rover family live here
                with their adjustable telescopic legs.
                Or possibly a Jolly Jack Tar home from months on the rolling ocean.
                But most likely it’s a tree fairy who has no need of steps or electric light
                but finds more pleasure in capturing sun splashes in her tree.

18 Nov 2013

Create a magic tunnel.


                             Hey, I enjoyed this presentation, it makes perspective easy.

16 Nov 2013

Rather cold lake.


                        Once I’d painted the sky I was committed to this frozen lake
                        that set off as a not as cold mono-chrome lesson from the Art Tutor
                        guy below. They are really well worth checking out.

14 Nov 2013

Plein Air Oil Painting Demonstration

9 Nov 2013

Eyes see.

Eyes are.

Once I was shown a photograph of a dog and the photographer has taken all the colour out leaving just black and white with one deep, luminous brown gold eye looking beyond the enclosing frame. The eye WAS the dog, its essence, its history and emotional connection with his ‘best friend’.

My painting has had mixed reactions from an 80 odd year old lady’s dancing eyes commenting on ‘her come-to-bed eyes’. 

To a male friend giving him sidelong glances of a deep ‘unexplained’ fear.

My emotional prejudice is a feeling of a person who looks beautiful from head to foot. Someone who has the ability to look straight through me while looking at what is beyond my sight.

4 Nov 2013

Sound Matters: Exploring Sound Through Forms - we make money not art

Sound Matters: Exploring Sound Through Forms - we make money not art

She looks through time with love.


Colour? What does it mean to you?
Her eye reminds me of my deceased eldest daughter, the eyebrow does the same for her sister.
This point is important for the next painting I’ll share with you, The lady with eyes. 

In the video below you’ll find Art under the skin – literally. 

I’m a Brit, I’m English from the Mitton / Hardicker family, my birth name is Maureen and my chosen name is M’reen. Working backwards, as a Brit I must contain the heritage of most of the world and that is why her beautiful pale skin goes gradually darker until it represents all the colours underneath what is supposedly apparent. Then I got enthusiastic and added a splash of purple and orange and why not? Some believe in parallel worlds and other dimensions and aliens who might be a glorious purple. Still others are aware of the vibrations and hues and tones that are outside of the awareness of most and these may be an amazing orange. Why limit ourselves and miss out on the vibrant, spectacular and simply quite beautiful world within, part of and around us?

2 Nov 2013

This is MODERN art, carry your very own art collection.


It's difficult not to fall into the expected comments.
Just deleted my thoughts. What are yours?

1 Nov 2013

Reflections of memory.



A reflection of a memory.

An engineer asked why there were more trees reflected than there were on the bank?
My answer was that I’d got confused.
Also any tree buff would point out some elementary mistakes and then there’s the fact
that I added far more roof timbers than my photograph showed
plus one or more little discrepancies.
What the heck! It’s my painting!
I know that Gargrave shamble walking this way and that; I know those pines in snow, sun and rain.
I’ve been threatened by the proud nest protecting swan that patrols this stretch of canal on its way past  Skipton to Leeds. I’ve wanted to find out how to cross the canal and wander on that rusting bridge across a little stream my painting ‘forgets’. I’ve walked past there with a multitude of emotions and potentials smiling hellos at walkers travelling in the Liverpool direction. I’m happy.


30 Oct 2013

Water reflections.

I've only used this brush to paint dogs to date, now I'll have to try these reflections.

Wet on dry skids paint to a halt!

Hi, the reason the dark water is so delightfully choppy is because I didn’t know
that if I used wet (paint) on dry (paper) that my brush would skid to a halt.
This was one of my very early paintings with the Newmarket U.K. art group.
I think the original came from a web photo. I am still really pleased with
the brown underwater rocks. I’ve been river rafting down the Arkansas River
to The Royal Gorge in Colorado. We saw stone shelters where the cowboys
hid as they shot at the rival railroad guys and the railroad hanging over the
mountain side on spindly bits of crossed over wood.
I felt safer on the raging water, freezing my butt off in the shade, but safe.
Share some of your wet on dry disasters or successes and the bits you are pleased with.