March 2014 Blog Posts (12)

Cool Haircut - Another Cafe Sketch

I was attracted to this gentleman's haircut.  Although my 30minute sketch did not do justice to it.  Anyway here it is.

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Added by Faisal Tariq on March 27, 2014 at 16:21 — No Comments

Still Life

Still_Life.JPGI would really appreciate any feedback

Added by Ramya on March 27, 2014 at 15:10 — No Comments

background color for a portrait in progress

HI!  I'm working on a portrait..miles to go still!! I'm trying to decide upon a background color that will enhance rather than compete or wash out the portrait.  This is what I have and a unhappy with it.  I will paint in her dress - dark blue and pink to better judge, but I'm thinking this bg color is too drab..any ideas??

I've taken…


Added by Lori Ippolito on March 26, 2014 at 8:00 — 6 Comments

Underpaint canvas

Can an old piece of canvas be underpainted with Liquin to stop it drinking in the oil paint?

Added by Steinunn Einarsdottir on March 18, 2014 at 3:55 — 4 Comments

Staring… (in Color)

So I took my monochromatic self portrait into color, and played with cropping.  So, here it is, after a lot of staring into the mirror…. Please do provide your feedback… :)

Added by Faisal Tariq on March 17, 2014 at 3:49 — 3 Comments

just a question

I need to find out the best way to ventilate a studio..does anyone know?

Added by Shirley Peterson on March 16, 2014 at 15:09 — No Comments


Staring into the mirror and painting oneself is a job and a half. I find self-portraits the hardest.  The subject keeps moving and I as an artist keeps chasing.  Also, the mirror inverts your features, so no matter how hard you try it will be a little off.  However, I am very pleased at the likeness of this.  My biggest critiques,…, my children…


Added by Faisal Tariq on March 13, 2014 at 16:38 — No Comments

Superimposing a Grid onto an Image using Free Tools

For the group exercise, I wanted to superimpose a grid over my painting piece to make it easier to get the position of elements correct in my painting. You can do this using Photoshop, but for those of us who don't have it, there is an alternative. My husband found a free tool online that you can use to do this very easily.


1. Install Paint.NET

a) Go to…


Added by Laura Xu on March 10, 2014 at 18:50 — 1 Comment

new member

Greetings.  I am not really into the world of blogs but have just been allowed to join as a member of this painting group.

I am 85 years old and have what is known as macular degeneration.  This has the effect of now giving me slightly distorted vision which can be both amusing and frustrating.  Things aren't always where I think they are.  This might be helpful with some of my brush strokes.

I have painted now and again during the last 40 years, just for my own…


Added by michael ernest gooding on March 10, 2014 at 13:53 — 4 Comments

Ice storm

No internet or phones since Thursday! I am painting boats and water for the workshop. Will upload them next week. I hope everyone is safe and warm. It is beautiful here today :). Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments and encouragement :)

Added by Pandalana Williams on March 10, 2014 at 11:26 — No Comments

2 Paintings on My Daily paintworks

I've these 2 paintings on My Dailypaint works on auction. It is typical Eastern Freestate  scenes in South Africa. Visit the auction and have a look. tion/206390…


Added by Pieter van Heerden on March 8, 2014 at 21:37 — 3 Comments

Would like some help

This is a 9" X 12" painting I am working on. I would like any feed back I can get as I am just starting out with paintings. Not sure if I should add a flowering branch or part of a bush coming in from the bottom right to hold the painting together or just leave it as…


Added by John N Blank on March 8, 2014 at 16:26 — 1 Comment

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