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Nature the Foundation for Painting

Continuing our lesson from last month we explore the strong case for the observation of nature as a basis for a painters training. From Giotto to Pollock we are exploring the implications of the observation of nature, its rendering and distillation. As a way of defining what nature is, we can divide it into two […]

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Observation of Nature as a Basis for a Painters Training

Over the coming weeks I will explore the strong case for the observation of nature as a basis for a painters training.   From Giotto to Pollock we will explore the implications of the observation of nature, its rendering and distillation. As a way of defining what nature is we can divide it into two parts […]

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Never Underestimate The Importance of Under Painting

With all my years of teaching and painting experience, there still remains a fascination for the use of under painting. By under painting I mean the initial ‘wash’ of oil paint ( paint thinned to a watery consistency with pure turpentine) over the whole surface of the canvas. Regardless of the style of painting, whether […]

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