Ongoing Topics

This is where you will find that piece you were in the middle of reading . . . last week . . . or was it the week before?

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Even if you don’t paint – I do hope you may find it interesting to see what we think about and battle with – and enjoy – every day!

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You will be able to just scroll down among topics like:

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Framing – when, how, with which moulding and why with an aside into Architectural Elements

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Things to Paint – taking personal viewpoint

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Drawing – making a measured drawing – requires practice – but then all of it gets better the more you do it

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Photographs – Is it OK to work from photographs? An ongoing debate it seems!

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Setting up a Still Life – chaos and order – themes and character

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Grisaille Still Life Painting – step by step

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Shadows – the differences and depth and when it isn’t a shadow at all!

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Values – why they are right up there with Oxygen

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Architectural Element – Centre stage – some lovely examples

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Just painting a Sketch

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Preparations for a Big Painting project – and getting to know your composition well.

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Perspective – you’ll need some tracing paper for this one

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I’ll be sharing some of the thoughts and hurdles that we all meet and hope you will be inspired to share some of yours.

I’d love to hear, even if you don’t paint but just like looking at paintings and having them around