Monthly Archives: December 2010
Artists are like songwrites in a sense. If you listen to much music, the songs that most songwriters produce sound very similar from song to song. The words are different, and the melody is different, but the style and the mood of the songs are frequently very similar. Continue reading
Carrying on with the same theme of the background, I mixed ultramarine blue, burnt umber, and a small amount of titanium white which gave me a dark cool tone for my distant trees.
As artists, we sometimes feel as though every work that we produce must meet certain standards. We place pressures on ourselves to create a masterpiece in every painting we start. Continue reading
When I first started trying to learn to paint, I was blown away by the works of such waterfowl masters as David Maass, Phillip Crowe, Maynard Reece, Jim Hautman, Ken Carlson and Larry Chandler just to name a few! Continue reading
Wildlife art for me is the creation of an image that results from imagination, preparation, dedication, and perspiration. Continue reading
Back in November 2010, I began comtemplating what my next wildlife painting would be. I began doing my standard research looking through all of my reference photographs to find the subject material for the painting. Continue reading
One of the largest complaints that I’ve seen about acrylic paints for creating art is it’s quick drying time which prevents the blending of tonal values the way oil paints can be blended. Some people refer to this effect as the paint-by-number look.
In the numerous forums I visit, I’ve seen several questions come up about painting the background in an acrylic painting so I decided to create this post about the subject.