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Make sure to also visit Painted Canvas - the website - to view a collection of all my works, with info about availability. You will also find FREE downloads and interesting links to follow. Enjoy!


Monday, September 17, 2012

More on Colour

It is a very time consuming exercise, but worth the effort - and that is to take each colour that you have and mix it with every other colour and paint little colour charts. It is most amazing to discover all the colours that you can mix.

You can go further and mix three colours, or add white, gray and black. I have done it before, but I am doing it again, because I have bought some new tube colours that I have not had previously.

Another exercise in colour would be to take pictures from magazines and try to mix colours to match specific colours.

Another good exercise is to do small paintings with a limited palette, in other words with only 2 or 3 colours plus white. You will be amazed at what you can achieve doing that.
This painting was done with only 3 colours plus white.

I am promoting the work of Richard Robinson, because he is a great painter in every aspect, but especially in the area of use of colours. You can sign up at his website and he will send you a lot of FREE information, video clips etc. You can also buy DVDs from him which is really good. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mastering Colour in Oil Painting

There are so many factors that should work together to make a good painting. The artist cannot just concentrate on composition and nothing else. Or he cannot just concentrate on descriptive brush work and nothing else. He has to also consider form, drawing, values and the underlying abstract design. And then there is colour! As an artist you have to be able to mix the infinite number of colours that the creation displays with only a few tube colours. Of cause you cannot really do that, but by the right use of colours (tube and mixed) you can create the impression of millions of colours. The study of colour is a whole science in itself. I am only beginning to understand colours and relation between different colours.

If you are an artist and you want to learn more about colour, I can really recommend the work and material of a famous New Zealand artist, Richard Robinson. By visiting his website and registering for the FREE lessons would be a very wise step. You can also buy his DVDs and printable books on painting and especially colour in oil painting.
Mastering Color - click here for more info.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Painting to Give

It is so that it is a greater blessing to give than to receive, and I have given many paintings away as birthday gifts, wedding gifts or just because someone realy liked a certain painting and I felt like giving it away. This time I did a painting for a specific organization. My parents are in Mossel Bay and they are very involved in the sevice centre, Kenani, for the old people. Kenani helps a lot of old people with housing, caring, meals and entertainment. But they are also very dependant on donations and they themselves work very hard to always get enough money so they provide all these services to old people that are really needy. This year is their 21st anniversary and I have decided to do this painting so they can sell for their profit.
It is also very neatly framed, although I don't have a picture of it in its frame. I really hope that they will get a very good price for it.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Oil Painting Website Update

Buy my Paintings - made easy!

The last few days I have been working very hard to update my official website: Painted Canvas.
You are now able to buy my available oil painting through the secure PayPal system by simply clicking on the "Buy Now" buttons. That will take you to the PayPal site where you just have to follow the instructions. Once you have made the purchase I will be notified and I will immediately take the painting you paid for to be packaged and send to you.

Painting of the Month

My updated website also now offers a special discounted price on a "Painting of the Month". There will be a different painting every month. On this page I also give a short discussion about the painting.

Lttle Gems

From now on I will also offer you some smaller and more affordable painting, I call "Little Gems". These paintings will not cost you more than $100 per painting. This is a great place to start investing in my paintings. At the moment there are only two, but believe me that number will quickly grow. Make sure to visit the website often.

Learn how to paint!

So you yourself want to start painting, or you are are already painting, but you want to get better at that - visit the "Links" page and follow the links to some Master Classes in oil painting.