January 2014 Blog Posts (7)

New to The Complete Artist and Painting

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the complete artist.  My name is Ramari and I live in Warkworth NZ. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could please critique my latest painting.  This is a Manaia painted in oils, I have attempted to make the colours resemble those of a New Zealand paua.  I have not had any art instruction through my life but love to paint, I design any…


Added by Ramari Tauroa-Tibble on January 24, 2014 at 13:58 — 3 Comments

Painting #3: A Basket

I did this on the Raymar Linen Panle 6"x8".  This was done totally in traditional oil.  I have to admit Traditional oil are much easier to handle, especially if you are new to painting.  I took the above picture using my iPhone.  Any and all feedback are welcome… Thanks!  Please do visit my blog to see other paintings of mine:…


Added by Faisal Tariq on January 17, 2014 at 16:30 — 11 Comments

FIND COLOURS IN PHOTOS for your main paint colours/values. Fantastic tool to use.

Rainy days and dark, cannot paint, instead - sorting/deleting pc bookmarks/favourties. 

Found this excellent link I kept, and thought may be of interest. This is a colour site, which breaks down the colours in a photograph, much like the latest of Richards workshops for different values of colours.Really superb tool to use.  Excellent for those wishing to pick out various colours in your photographs in minute as well as large scale.…


Added by Jen C r u d e n on January 13, 2014 at 13:34 — 5 Comments

The Game of Values

Hello All, 

Here is a game to increase your Value gauging skill.  Visit my blog at: www.faisaltariq.com it is on the first page.

The direct link to the post for the value game is: http://faisaltariq.com/improving-value-recognition-no-color-mixing-needed/

Thank you.


Added by Faisal Tariq on January 11, 2014 at 6:17 — No Comments

Color mixing

Richard I just love your color mixes and I know that's the area I have to work at the most !

Added by Thea Lombaard on January 9, 2014 at 9:09 — No Comments

Painting #2: Raiding the Pantry

Hello Friends,

Here is another sketch/painting on a 5"x7" RayMar linen panel done in WSO.  Any and all constructive feedback/criticism are welcome, so please don't hesitate to suggest improvements.  My goal is to grow as an artist and  I can't think of a better way than getting feedback from fellow…


Added by Faisal Tariq on January 5, 2014 at 6:39 — No Comments

Happy New Year!!!!!

Hello All,

I have been painting in Water Soluble Oil (WSO) for a while.  However I have started experimenting with Traditional Oil (TO) and it is a lot easier to use than the WSO.  The TO does not fall apart when thinning with Turps/spirits.  WSO tends to loose it's sticking power to the canvas if you over use the water…


Added by Faisal Tariq on January 2, 2014 at 7:50 — 7 Comments

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