Edward Javier – Day 4 – Developing Drawing skills for painting

We hope that you have been enjoying following along with student Edward Javier (Oil Painting Art Course)on his journey with oils and watercolour. Todays final instalment is with charcoal and his final piece is absolutely stunning. Congratulations Edward on a fantastic submission, and superb artwork throughout. Top marks from us. Materials : Thick sticks (The thickest I Continue Reading

Edward Javier – Day 3 – Using watercolours to revise your understanding of working with oils

Edward has now move on to working with watercolour for his still life setup and you can follow his progress below along with seeing his final painting. Materials Pencil(Burnt Umber colour) Cup to hold water A4 Watercolour paper Watercolour paints Watercolour brushes Watercolour palette Make a still life drawing using the setup from the above Continue Reading

Edward Javier – Day 2 – Light and how we see colour

If you have been following along, yesterday we showed Edwards Javier’s colour wheel step by step. Today we are following his oil painting which fits with the exercise ‘Light and how we see colour’. Edward is currently taking the oil painting course with Alan Dedman. hop on over to our website if you would like Continue Reading

Joanne Lindley – Watercolour landscape / seascape

Joanne Lindley is currently studying the Watercolour Diploma Course and below are some snippets of her recent painting of a landscape and seascape based in Australia. I chose a personal photo from a trip I did last year along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. This was a new challenge for me as I have only Continue Reading

Colour Mixing – Learning To Paint

In general, most professional artists create colour mixing charts for their paintings.  It enables artists to be thoroughly familiar with their colours and helps them to learn which colours mix well and which colours perhaps don’t. It can also be helpful when mixing colours while working on paintings either in the studio or Plein Air. Continue Reading

Anne Boland – Watching You!

I’m sure there are going to be many ‘Wows’ when our readers and students view this post. This painting is by Anne Boland and we think it should be called ‘Watching You’. The model is intently looking at us and it really captures our attention. Anne has painted the entire piece beautifully, the colours are stunning and the Continue Reading

Elizabeth Alexander – Sink City

Elizabeth Alexander is currently taking our Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma and this is her Sink City artwork. Elizabeth explains to maggy how she created the illustration and her though process behind it.We think its a fantastic idea and illustration – Congratulations Elizabeth. For the final piece of Sebastian’s sink city I used black pen for outline and Continue Reading

Aisha Mussawa – Collection of Coursework

Aisha Mussawa is a student currently studying both our Drawing and Painting Diploma and Cartooning Diploma. Here is a collection of Aisha’s artwork and some text about them. My name is Aisha Mussawa and I am from Saudi Arabia. I have took 2 Diploma,  Drawing and painting and Cartoons. Thanks to my tutor Paul Weaver and John Continue Reading