Watercolour Studies

As an artist one is always driven to improve ones technique.

Even though you might not always feel like having the time, it is vital to practice and paint as much as you can to improve your skills.

I have recently done some studies on shadows and light, trying to improve my own techniques. Below are two examples:

The top painting is my version from an original watercolour by Alvaro Castagnet and bottom is my take of a painting by Joseph Zbukvic.

In painting, like everything else in life, you never stop learning!

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Painting Lessons – The effect of light

In my never ending quest of trying to become a better artist, I have recently spent a lot of time in researching how others have used the effects of light in their work. Over a period of practice paintings I have increased my knowledge on how to create beautiful light effects in my paintings and today I want to share with you some of my recent works:

Cadiz/Andalusia – original by Mark Gittins

Sunset and Sand – original by JF Dowden

Sunflowers – original by Vincent van Gogh

From a photograph found on Pinterest

Ortakoy Mosque/Istanbul – from a photo by Mytho

Bourla Cafe/Antwerp original by Alvaro Castagnet

From a photograph by Ken Lesley

The creative mind never stops thinking and trying to better itself…I am happy with the outcome of these and hope you like them too.