This is my personal Must-Read list of books that I believe every artist should have in their collection. Or at the very least, have read once. Recommended books for techniques, inspiration, creativity, overcoming blocks, blank canvas fear, and procrastination. I have been promising you this list of my favourite art books that have changed my […]
This Part 2 explains how to varnish, step by step helping you with correct application and finish. To read the introduction to why we have to do it, and which varnishes to choose, take a look at All About Varnishing – Part 1. Pouring & Brushing Varnish On – Step by Step On a table […]
Why Do Paintings Need to be Varnished? Varnishing has several purposes: most of all, protecting the painting and evening out the surface shine. Specifically, the purpose of varnish is to: To protect the paint from atmospheric attack To even out the mixture of matte and gloss areas of your painting that have occurred due to […]
Have you ever heard of “Zentangles”? It’s soooo good for your soul 🙂 Even more creative than colouring in books… No pressure, no skill required. Just a pen in your hand doodling. Here’s a project for you to have a dabble at it. Go and ask Uncle Google all about “zentangle”. Set a timer and […]
I love painting flowers. You can see plenty of them in our art online shop. I always think of flowers as having happy smiley faces. Here’s a step by step tutorial on how I created a large oil painting of some lush rich red gerberas in a white vase. This painting was a commission I […]
Check out what it looks like inside the Animals of Australia limited edition boxed gift set: Unboxing of the boxed set, just published to our new Art at Heart Youtube channel:
“Parthenon” oil on panel 6″. Daily painting for 13 January 2015. Loved seeing the history in Greece and Europe when I travelled there. Australia is so young! #dailypainting #project365 #artforsale #oilpainting #impressionist #artatheart #instagood #instaart #picoftheday #landscapes #history #landscapepaintings #parthenon #travel #greece #grecian
“Baby Wombat” oil on panel 6×6″. Daily painting for 12 January 2015. #dailypainting #project365 #artforsale
“A Cuddle of Cups” oil on panel 6×6″. Daily painting for 11 January, 2015 My favourite teacup and Phil’s favourite coffee cup snuggling together.
“Saturn Peach” oil on panel 6×6″ Daily Painting for 10 January. Painted from life. (1) select fruit (2) paint (3) EAT – Yum!