Posts Tagged ‘oil painting’

Memory pictures in progress

November 19, 2012

Exploring ideas around identity and memory  Above: Vincent Van Gogh “Landscape with ploughed fields”, 1889, oil on canvas Starting points for art: Working from life vs. an emotional starting point I spend much of my time drawing and painting from life. Shapes, colours, tones and volumes interacting with one another in the real world are intriguing […]

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How to make yellow oil paint appear to glow, part 1

July 19, 2012

Here I investigate ways to achieve a stunning yellow glow within an oil painting   Above: detail from Edouard Vuillard “Portrait of Henry and Marcel Kapferer” 1912 Introduction I am currently reading a wonderful book about Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), copublished by The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Art, Washington (there […]

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