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.
As we enter Christmas 2016 we also enter the release of the latest Star Wars movie of 2016 called “Rogue One”. I will have to see it, as I have seen the others.
Last year I was in Germany at Christmastide and Nils Hildebrandt, my nephew asked me to paint him a Star Wars image for his room. I looked at various iconic pictures and settled on the scene below and added a few features. The dramatic nature of the action, even in darkest space also allows us watercolours painters to express an impact…. well I hope you agree. Credit should be given to the design artist of the original graphic. This is my version and interpretation. Have a happy Xmas.
Heike asked me to paint the effect of light in a wood. That is a challenge in oil. I have chosen to interpret the sunbeams cutting like a knife through the leafy canopy. I hope you feel in the wood with me.