Author Archives: RandyCBrown
We at North Forty Wildlife Art are excited to announce a new feature to our website. Now Registered Users have the option to bid on certain paintings in our gallery and purchase them just as they would at a live gallery auction. We … Continue reading
Its been a while since I have had the time to sit down and write an article about wildlife art and I apologize to my loyal readers for that. We have been so busy trying to earn money so that … Continue reading
The big advantage that David Maass has when painting wildlife is his ability to paint a world as seen through the eyes of a hunter. He is a master of both design and observation of the natural world. When viewing one of his paintings, it’s obvious that he has been to the scene portrayed in the image. Continue reading
I have always been a wildlife lover, expecially ducks, and now have taken the next step in this admiration. I am excited to tell you about a new organization I’m priviledged to be associated with. I recently joined forces with Art for Conservation, and through this association, am pleased to announce that we have wildlife conservation prints for sale.
This print is a limited edition, offset lithograph waterfowl print featuring a pair of mallard ducks lifting from the waters of an old secluded grist mill pond. The pond in this scene is located near where I grew up in south Georgia. The old grist mill burned down several years ago, but the mill pond is still there.
I first started this painting back on December 18, 2010 as an experiment in just painting for the fun of it, and talked about that process in Painting for Fun. When I started the painting, I did not use my normal method of planning for the painting. I just set up a canvas, mixed some colors, and went to work.
Cleaning paint brushes is sometimes not enough to keep them at their peak performance. In a previous post, How to Clean Paint Brushes, I mentioned that the best way to care for your paint brushes was to keep them clean. I always wash my brushes thoroughly when I’m finished with a painting session for the day.
The word giclée (pronounced zee-clay) is derived from the French verb gicler, which means to spurt, spatter, or spew. This term is used because large format ink jet printers are used to print the giclée prints. Ink jet printers operate by means of a print head that literally sprays the ink onto the printed surface.
If you’re trying to learn to paint waterfowl, this article on How to Paint a Mallard Duck Wing will teach you a quick and easy method. Continue reading
How to Paint With Acrylics is a great series of books from the late Walter Foster’s acclaimed “How to Draw and Paint” series. This particular book is entitled “Landscapes” and is a great addition to any beginner’s library of how-to books. I started out with this and 4 other books in the series.