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Posts Tagged "painting"

Pastels for beginners – join my Attic Studios class!

Pastels for beginners – join my Attic Studios class!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use the same medium that Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Edouard Manet and one of my favourites, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec used? Pastels are easy to use, available in wide ranges of colours and one of the most direct ways of applying pigment to a paper or canvas. Hosted by Attic Studios,…

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Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

So you want to be an artist, eh? 😉 Because we don’t live in a black-and-white world, let’s start with getting an understanding of how colours work together and how a tool most artists still use all the time, the colour wheel, came into existence. In 1666 Sir Isaac Newton was the first to develop the colour wheel. He saw…

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Work in progress – Pelican’s Gaze (day 1)

Work in progress – Pelican’s Gaze (day 1)

Since we’ve arrived back in the Low Country of South Carolina (Fripp Island, to be precise), I just love being surrounded by the marsh landscape. The marsh, the sea and the countryside here is just teeming with life. Crabs, fish, dolphins and of course birdlife galore. Wading birds like the little sandpipers that run all over the beach, resident Ibis…

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