Featured Artist part 2

I love painting the sea. There can be so much action and to capture that in a painting is like freezing one moment in time. The challenge in painting seascapes is always to capture that moment and still convey the action of the sea. Standing on a beach anywhere you soon realize that the seaContinue reading “Featured Artist part 2”


  Have you always wanted to paint wildlife, birds and landscapes but never had good enough Reference Photos to paint from? Getting good photo references for your art can sometimes be difficult either because: You don’t have a good enough camera or all the knowledge to use the one you have You don’t live inContinue reading “3 BEST PHOTO REFERENCE SITES FOR ARTISTS”

Let’s Talk White

OK so let’s talk about white. This might overwhelm you at first glance but read on…! The Bob Ross white paint is a Titanium white. Titanium white can be found in every brand of paint. That being said they are not all the same. White is a “cool” opaque colour, and like all paint comesContinue reading “Let’s Talk White”

Rose Heart

Rose Heart is a delightful, easy to do painting and just in time for Valentine’s Day. This is our first class for 2015 and you can see this class here along with our other classes. You can also see the description and registration information for this class here. This painting is done on a black gessoedContinue reading “Rose Heart”

Sea’s Edge

Sea’s Edge was an interested and challenging painting to do. This painting is based on a Joyce Ortner instructional design packet. It is painted using oil paint on the 12 x 16 stretched Gotrick canvas. The following photographs show the various progressive stages that I went through to finally arrive at a finished painting.  Continue reading “Sea’s Edge”

A Walk in the Woods: Finished

After and interesting, fun day of painting the students are ready to display their masterpieces. The fee for this class is all in – the only things that the student has to bring is their lunch, their apron (or dress for a mess), their smile and of course their creative enthusiasm. They of course mustContinue reading “A Walk in the Woods: Finished”

A Walk in the Woods: Almost Finished Stage

The students have made great progress on this painting. You can now really see the different creative approaches that each student has applied to their painting, particularly so when you look at their interpretation of the water.