An interview with the Artist

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1510137211249{background-color: #ddd1bc !important;}”][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Who are you and what do you do?” style=”simple” open=”true”]I’m a South African artist – born in Durban, I’ve moved all over the beautiful South Africa, spending time in areas from the Kalahari, Karoo, Johannesburg and Cape Town. I started painting as a child, trained as a teacher and now …

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Tips for starting your painting

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1510138019916{background-color: #ddd1bc !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] I’m sure each artist has their own tried and trusted methods and I can just share what works for me: [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Try not to start working on the canvas before working it out in the mind. Observe the subject to the point where you know what started or stirred the …

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10 Oil painting Tips for Beginners

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1510138318641{background-color: #ddd1bc !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Don’t go out and buy all the colours available.  You don’t need one of each.  Start with the smallest amount of colours and extend your palette to fit your style, it will develop over time. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Next to my easel:   Cadmium Yellow;  Lemon Yellow Cadmium Red; Permanent Rose French Ultramarine; …

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