Painting from Sketches

While it is of course possible to paint directly from whatever subject matter excites your eye, preliminary compositional sketches and tonal studies can be a big help in solving problems that always seem to appear as the work progresses. This applies to any type of subject matter – whether real or imaginary. It is a […]

The Importance of Drawing

The absolute importance of continual drawing, sketching and even ‘doodling’ – from the artists perspective – cannot be overstated. While it is (somewhat) possible to ‘draw’ digitally in this era of ‘advanced’ computer technology, actual pencil-on-paper ‘old school style’ drawing is still the best method to develop true artistic skills and competence. Like ANY ‘learned’ […]