Painting convincing flesh tones is one of the challenges of portrait painting and with all honesty cannot be achieved by using tubes of flesh tint and portrait pink. Skin is not the same colour all over, it has nuances of colour and light and shade, so mixing skin tones ...
31, August 2012Paul Priestley
I have just been researching the artist Henri Rousseau who will become one of my artists in school and it struck me that nothing in life changes. Poor Rousseau (1844 – 1910) was very trusting and was easily duped by a man in a bar, who had ...
12, August 2012Paul Priestley
There are lots of elements that make up a good landscape painting, more than we can possibly discuss here, so I am going to concentrate on just one – creating depth in a picture. There are many ways of doing this, but one of the most crucial ...
9, August 2012Paul Priestley
How artists make images appear to be 3D In some ways artists are very much like magicians, they use 'tricks, to make us think that a flat surface actually contains a 3 D image. It wasn't always like that, pre-renaissance before perspective was understood the story of the painting was much ...
8, June 2012Paul Priestley