Elena Peres – Pastel Paintings

Elena Peres has created some stunning studies of garlic for her Pastel Painting Art Course. She has used different coloured pastel papers to experiment with, which has helped shade her studies when drawing them in different lighting conditions. Elena has used a strong light source for the top left study, positioning the light from above Continue Reading

Anneke Van Dijk-Broerse – Pet Portraits Course

Anneke Van Dijk-Broerse studied on our Pet Portraits Diploma Course and created this beautiful coloured pencil drawing of two gorgeous dogs, plus background, for her final assignment. The brief was to create a portrait with two dogs sitting in a setting all using different photos. So in this drawing Anneke would have used three separate Continue Reading

Magdalena Grabek – Just The Right Home!

Student Magdalena Grabek has created a stunning illustration for the assignment, “At last just the right home.” Maggy Roberts, tutor for our Illustrating Children’s Books Online Art Course, emailed it to us for inclusion on the blog and website gallery. There is so much to see within the illustration and it is perfect to keep the Continue Reading

Jackie Davies – Landscape Painting Course – Skies!

Student Jackie Davies has been studying skies for an assignment on her Landscape Painting Diploma Course. Jackie has not only been working in her sketchbook creating sketches and colour studies of skies, she has also been creating some finished paintings in acrylic, watercolour and pastel. You can see seven of Jackie’s paintings below. John Constable Continue Reading

Alison Smallwood – Watercolour Painting

We love this painting by student Alison Smallwood. It watercolour painted on stretched cold pressed watercolour paper and the overall colour pallet Alison has used is very natural. Alison looking down on the flowers, makes for a wonderful and interesting composition. Do you like to paint in watercolour? If you have created a painting recently Continue Reading