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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Richard Robinson on May 23, 2017 at 18:17 — No Comments
Here's how I look at the world as a painter...
This video is about Seeing the world like a Painter. Learn more about painting at http://www.livepaintinglessons.com
Here's a brief clip from the First Snow painting lesson at: http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/shop/first-snow
Beginners paintings are often distinguished by a lack of variety. They often display large areas of flat colour,…Continue
Here's a brief clip from the Sunset Dunes painting lesson at: http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/shop/sunset-dunes/
When painting grasses or trees, or anything that we know is full of complex detail, it's all too easy to get carried…Continue
Added by Richard Robinson on May 14, 2017 at 16:50 — No Comments
Here's a brief clip from the Chinaman's Bluff painting lesson at: http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/workshop2x.php
Many beginner painters see water and assume it's all blue, or all green, without looking to see what's really going…Continue
Painting in China - the experience of a lifetime.
Can you imagine a group painting trip in China?
Having organised 5 such trips, every time I love to see that people are pleasantly surprised by how…Continue
Added by Richard Robinson on May 4, 2016 at 16:35 — No Comments
The other day I had an email from an art teacher in Uganda asking that I critique some student work - ages 10 and 11.
Here's what I wrote:
Here's a wee video about why I use the brushes I do for oil painting and acrylic painting.
Get the Richard Robinson Brush Set from Rosemary & Co. here:…Continue
This month we're starting to paint flowers in the monthly online workshop. We're starting off nice and slow with a single yellow rose and the next 3 months will continue with flowers getting progressively more complex. So if you want to start painting flowers now is a great time to start.…Continue
This month's workshop focuses partly on Lost and Found Edges which to me is one of the real beauties of working with oil paints - that you can soften off or completely lose an edge whilst leaving others sharply focused, adding an air of mystery and romance to a painting.
Here's the painting we're working with:
"Old Timers" 13…Continue
Been painting this out on the deck for a couple of days. Boy did I feel rusty! I must have repainted that apple about 20 times. A great painter I recently met in California named Anne…Continue
I'm very happy to release this month's new online workshop and demo video at http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/workshop41.php
This has taken quite some study and I found it exciting to follow Monet's footsteps through Venice (virtually), discovering the history there and to be…Continue
Resource Photo: Pataua South, Northland, New Zealand
I've painted this scene several times before, all with slight…Continue
12 of my favorite paintings from this year - ready for you to enjoy all through 2015...…Continue