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still life painting of wild flowers

Still Life Painting – Tuscany Wildflowers

Cat. No. 1256 Wild Flowers, Tuscany, Italy – 14in x 11in – Oil on Board I don’t often do still life paintings, but I thought I’d do one using some techniques I’ve been experimenting with...

Barry John Raybould and Bato Dugarzhapov

Painting With A Master: Bato Dugarzhapov

Here is a book created by Bato Dugarzhapov that summarizes some of his key thoughts on painting. КИТАЙ БАТОRead more publications on Calaméo Bato Dugarzhapov’s thoughts on painting Bato Dugarzhapov is one of the...

contrast of temperature war cool

Contrast of Temperature

There are several ways to emphasize the focal point or focal area in your painting. This key discovery shows you how to use contrast of temperature to focus the eye. In this painting the flower head, which is the focal...

Isola del Tino, Cinque Terre, Italy by Barry John Raybould

Isola del Tino, Cinque Terre, Italy

Cat. No. 1253 Isola del Tino, Cinque Terre, Italy – 17.3cm x 16.8cm – Oil on Linen I painted this immediately after a boat trip in the Gulf of Poets in Liguria, Italy. This is a little island just south of...

oil painting landscape of The Pilgrims Picnic, Sichuan by Barry John Raybould, Cat. No. 1247

The Pilgrims Picnic Sichuan

Cat. No. 1247 The Pilgrims Picnic, Sichuan – 40cm x 50cm – Oil on Linen Barry’s painting was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury’s favorite 15% of the entries) in the July 2019 BoldBrush...

plein air painting

Plein Air SIG – Donald Burrow

A beautiful river scape by Donald Burrow that he posted in our Plein Air Special Interest Group. “Alpine Stream”. 9x 12inches. Oil on Canvas. “I have had 4 weeks on the road largely in the Australian...

Plein Air SIG - Filippo Memmi 10

Plein Air SIG – Filippo Memmi

A beautiful landscape by Filippo Antonio Memmi, 10x15cm oil on board, in our Plein Air Special Interest Group. I started the VAA in April 2018 and worked on Workshops A to C until November 2018. At the moment I am...

oil painting damage in sun

Does Direct Sunlight Damage Oil Paintings?

Many students ask if they can put their oil paintings out in the sun to make them dry more quickly. Whilst you can do this, there are good reasons not to. Damage to oil paintings from exposure to sunlight or a heat...