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.


Star Wars

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.