Student Karen Murphy studied on our Oil Painting Course and these are two wonderful paintings from her course assignments. Karen has a beautiful and textured style of painting which helps create movement in her work. The background to her still life is not only stunningly rich in colour, is serves as a soft textured background Continue Reading
A superb painting today by Children’s Illustration student Christine Duckett. Christine has created lots of moment within the scene here with the Fiery Fred character. The bright rich orange colours of the land stand out so well from the deep midnight blues of the sky and the vivid greens of Fred the dragon. The vignette Continue Reading
Landscape Diploma student Jackie Davies has painted two studies in acrylic for one of her assignments. The scene is the same, however Jackie set herself the task to capture it at two different times of the day. This enabled Jackie to show different colour schemes along with different lighting and shadows. Both paintings colour pallets Continue Reading
This weeks Spooky Saturday Illustration is by student Linda Tordoff.
A watercolour painting today by student Aurelia Sieberhagen. Isn’t it beautiful! Aurelia is studying on our Drawing and Painting Diploma and has been experiments with watercolour. Her layering techniques on the roses and we in wet washes in the background are superb. The overall colours scheme works extremely well. Inspired? We certainly are!
Amelia Whiffin completed our Coloured Pencil Course and we have a number of Amelia’s drawings to post on our blog in the coming weeks. Her work in simply stunning, and this drawing of a cat under a blanket is no exception. The colours and depth of tones are superb. The detail in the cushion behind Continue Reading
Student Diana Leighton created this collage wet in wet piece for one of the study units on the Illustrating Children’s Diploma Course. We love the ducks with coloured jumpers and especially the little frog at the front. We can see that this would definitely capture the imagination of little children in a book, especially as Continue Reading
Do we have any beginners amongst our readers? Anyone here who perhaps would like to take the plunge into a course but are a little worried about getting started? If so we have the perfect course for you! It is our Beginners Drawing Course and student Batul Kaderbhai has started our short course. It gives Continue Reading
This weeks Spooky Saturday Illustration is by student Sakuntala Upadhaya Minnie.
Jem Bowden has sent us these two wonderful watercolours by student Anita Bakos who is studying on the Watercolour Diploma Course. Jem Said…. Great fluid watercolour work from Anita Bakos on the Watercolour Diploma course. Combining careful observation of form with subtleties of tone. Excellent use of soft edges in places too. Note also, limited use Continue Reading
I have just completed the Pet Portraits Course with Gayle Mason and I was thrilled to find out I received a distinction. I enjoyed the course more than I thought possible and can’t thank tutor Gayle Mason enough for her expertise, encouragement and helpful guidance. Before I started this I had only done a few Continue Reading
Tutor Stewart Roberts :- I don’t usually submit my student’s work for blog posts but this one seemed to exemplify the idea of examining an artwork firstly without any prior knowledge and then subsequently researching it. The student was Anne Price on D4 History of Art – Art, a World History responding to an assignment on Continue Reading
Anne Grimer is a beginner in drawing and painting portraits and she has started using graphite pencil to practice drawing portraits of people. She is working with tutor Alan Dedman on the Portrait Painting Course and is coming along really well. We love the way Anne is using a clip board to work on and Continue Reading
I have just received my Diploma for the Watercolour Course and am thrilled to have gained the added bonus of Distinction. I cannot thank my tutor, Jem Bowden enough for his patient and encouraging critiques. I started the course as a very novice artist and spent the first few months learning and developing techniques without being Continue Reading
This weeks Spooky Saturday Illustration is by student Sarah Harris.
Perhaps some of our readers of our blog may not know that we not only teach adults, we also teach children and young artists too! We have two wonderful Drawing for Children courses for ages 7 and above and Alethea Jack is one such student. We know that you will all be very impressed with Continue Reading
Beatrice Anderson studied our Pet Portraits Diploma course and these pieces were from her first study set. The course starts with a drawing refresher as it is important to be accurate when drawing and painting animals. Beatrice drew an earthenware pot, a still life set up of her wellingtons and a Chocolate Labrador. Her drawing Continue Reading
The drawings below are by student Alison Hughes who studied our Coloured Pencil Course. The first two drawings below are from the still life assignment. Students are asked first to draw a still life in graphite pencil to help them understand the tonal ranges in the scene. They then set to work on the colour Continue Reading
Raul Saria has painted two wonderful watercolour paintings which we have added below. The first painting is absolutely stunning. The wet in wet washes are very accomplished and the way Raul has painted the wet road is superb. The second portrait is so colourful with much detail, we have added a close up from the Continue Reading
Valerie Anstey is currently studying on the Portrait Painting Course and we are thrilled to be able to add her work here on our blog. We have added two of her paintings from her assignments below and we feel they are superb! Im sure that our readers will agree! I have always enjoyed enjoyed arts Continue Reading