Video tutorial with commentary!

I think I am getting the hang of making short videos (with the help of my knowledgable husband).  I added step by step commentary to my latest one.  Below is the finished piece, underneath the image is the video.  I really hope you enjoy it!

 

music: bensound.com

Video: How I paint a pear

This is a quick study of a pear that I did in 15 minutes.  It’s done in oils on raw linen canvas board which has been primed with clear gesso.  Below the image is a video of the painting process, enjoy!

 

music: “Endless Motion” bensound.com

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Painting process: Lilies and plums

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The sketch (oil on cradled panel, 30 x 30 inches)
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I blocked in the colour and have added thick paint to the background.
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a close-up of the plums
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The vase has been painted in and so have the leaves
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working on the lilies.
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A close-up of a lily.
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The completed painting.
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A close-up of the bowl of plums.

New work on my website

I have added new work to my website please have a look HERE!

‘Pink cottages’ 8 x 8 x 0.75 inches (unframed)
“Summer Peonies’ 20 x 20 inches

Latest painting: “Late Spring bouquet with figs”

Sorry, I haven't been posting too much lately.  I have been focusing more on my art Facebook page and my Instagram. Maybe it is the convenience of being able to post quickly from my phone. Anyways, I wanted to share a recent painting I have done.  I used several photo references to create this one. It was freeing in a way, not having to paint what I see right in front of me. Below is the sketch and you can see I am starting to block in the colour.
Sorry, I haven’t been posting too much lately. I have been focusing more on my art Facebook page and my Instagram. Maybe it is the convenience of being able to post quickly from my phone. Anyways, I wanted to share a recent painting I have done. I used several photo references to create this one. It was freeing in a way, not having to paint what I see right in front of me. Above is the sketch and you can see I am starting to block in the colour.
The colour has been blocked in.
The colour has been blocked in.
Here in the finished piece. "Late Spring bouquet with figs", oil on board, 16 x 16 inches, £635.
Here in the finished piece. “Late Spring bouquet with figs”, oil on board, 16 x 16 inches, £635.
A close-up of the bouquet.
A close-up of the bouquet.

Small works: Pomegranate Half, 8 x 8 inches

My subject.  A very simple study.
My subject. A very simple study.
I am starting with the background first.  I am using a brush for this and I won't bother with a thin underpainting.
I am starting with the background first. I am using a brush for this and I won’t bother with a thin underpainting.
Now it is time to start the pomegranate.  I will keep my strokes loose and add more detail at the end.
Now it is time to start the pomegranate. I will keep my strokes loose and add more detail at the end.
At this stage it is time to add more darks, emphasise shape and add texture.
At this stage it is time to add more darks, emphasise shape and add texture.

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Here is the completed study. It took me 2.5 hours from set up to finishing.
Here is the completed study. It took me 2 hours from set up to finish.
study close-up
study close-up
Another view of the small study.
Another view of the small study.