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Painting on a vibrant canvas

Posted by Richard Robinson on July 26, 2017 at 19:30 2 Comments



“Red Crested Cardinal” 12×12″ Acrylic on Canvas by Richard Robinson

The idea of painting on a ‘toned’ (coloured) canvas is not a new one. In fact it’s been used for centuries to banish the tyranny of the white canvas and to help thread colour through a painting. It’s tried and…

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2 Techniques for more accurate drawing

Posted by Richard Robinson on July 7, 2017 at 10:44 3 Comments

When drawing from life or from a photo there are 2 simple tips to make it easier for you to get it right consistently.

They're both angle transfer methods.

Use your brush or pencil to measure the angle you're wanting to draw, then rotate your body without changing the angle…

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Improving your painting with glazes

Posted by Richard Robinson on May 23, 2017 at 18:18 7 Comments

Learn about how to use glazing to improve your oil paintings in this video.

The same applies for acrylic painting, though you would use gloss medium varnish or some other clear fast drying medium to mix your glazes with.

With oils I currently either use walnut oil or alkyd walnut oil medium as a…

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Improving your painting with glazes

Posted by Richard Robinson on May 23, 2017 at 18:17 0 Comments

Learn about how to use glazing to improve your oil painting. The same applies for acrylic painting, though you would use gloss medium varnish or some other clear fast drying medium to mix your glazes with.

With oils I currently either use walnut oil or alkyd walnut oil medium as a glazing medium.

Learn more about…

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"Thank you for the feedback, Ann and Joy. These are all excellent observations. I am learning more all the time. When I rework it, or just going forward, I'll incorporate your suggestions."
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Majestic Bluff

"Good point, Joy. If I rework it, I'll make sure to emphasize the shadows in the foreground."
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Remembering Rottnest

Remembering Rottnest. A white Christmas at Rottnest Island Western Australia. View along Pinky’s Beach to Bathurst lighthouse, with a beautiful white sandy beach & crystal clear turquoise waters. Interactive acrylic & gloss on canvas.…
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"I like the color and feeling of your painting. The light on your focal tree is nice. Try putting some dark shadows on your rocks  to set them down they would be a darker value even in the sun. The stream looks like it is running down hill to…"
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