When you’re beginning to learn to draw, picking up a pencil is generally the first thing you do. But, that’s where many of us stop; we learn how to doodle, but don’t go beyond the basics. If you’re unfamiliar with drawing with a pencil—beyond stick figures or scribbles—there are sketch techniques that you need to know.Continue reading
For centuries, artists and artisans have turned to gold leaf as a way to make their creations shimmer and shine. Evident in everything from ancient artifacts to modern masterpieces, the glistening gold accents can add an ethereal touch to any work of art.Continue reading
Charcoal is and always will be my favourite art material. Because of the softness of its drawing edge, charcoal tends to favour broad, vigorous draftsmanship, with an emphasis on mass and movement rather than on linear precision. It is about LIVING IN THE MOMENT. It is crushing the white paper.Continue reading
Acrylic paint is a fairly young medium among art materials and has gained great popularity due to its unique qualities. Acrylics can be painted using several techniques you would use with oil, such as impasto, but it dries much faster. With acrylics, you can also paint translucent glazes as you can do with watercolor paint. Besides paint, there is a large selection of acrylic texture pastes that can be used to create high-volume textured paintings.Continue reading
The contemporary art, EARTH collection is inspired by the subtle neutrals and the magic textures surrounding us in nature and architecture. It is the time when you find yourself looking around dreaming you could just hold on to the moment – no other worries of the future plans, holding on to every little detail of texture and push of wind to transport you to freshness and newness of being in this calm place.
If you’ve never learned how to play music, sitting with a group of musicians using technical terms to describe their work can be a whirlwind of confusing, beautiful language. A similar situation can occur when speaking with artists who paint with oils: suddenly you’re in a conversation where they’re debating the finer points of pigments, discussing the benefits of canvas versus linen, brush recommendations, and a technique called “wet-on-wet.”Continue reading
Aquarelle or watercolour is like life. Better get it right the first time – you don’t get second chance. What I like about it is that a lot of happy accidents occur. Watercolour actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art.Continue reading