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Category - Plein Air Painting In Morocco

Plein Air Painting In Morocco with Barry John Raybould of the Virtual Art Academty

Episode 8: Marrakesh, Restaurant La Terrasse 1

Episode 8: Marrakesh, Restaurant La Terrasse

Here’s a quick video showing a few micro paintings I did in one of the streets in Marrakesh. I was sitting down below on the street when I did them. The video shows where I was painting to give you an idea of...

Episode 7: Marrakesh, Jemaa El-Fna 11

Episode 7: Marrakesh, Jemaa El-Fna

To paint loosely but still convey a feeling for your subject means you have to say a lot with just a few brushstrokes. Read this post for some tips on how to do this. Cat. No. 1321 Marrakesh, Jemaa El-Fna – 12.5cm...

Episode 5: Marrakesh Medina 19

Episode 5: Marrakesh Medina

Cat. No. 1318 Marrakesh Medina – 22cm x 30cm – Oil on Linen This is a somewhat larger painting in the same street as I did the micro painting, Marrakesh Alley. I went onto the opposite side of the street to...

Episode 4: Marrakesh Mosque 23

Episode 4: Marrakesh Mosque

Here’s a video showing me painting in the street. And yes, that’s a pizza box I’m using! This is the cheapest and by far the lightest pochade box on the market! Cat. No. 1316 Marrakesh Mosque –...

Episode 3: Marrakesh Taxi Rank 27

Episode 3: Marrakesh Taxi Rank

One of the most important steps in the painting process is finding the big shapes and then simplifying them. See me doing this at 1:04 in this video. Cat. No. 1317 Marrakesh Taxi Rank – Oil on Linen – 2020...

Episode 2: Marrakesh Rooftops 30

Episode 2: Marrakesh Rooftops

The essence of painting is making patterns, and unequal space division is the most important principle you need to understand when you design a pattern. In this painting, note how the sizes of the buildings are all...

Episode 1: Marrakesh Alleyway 37

Episode 1: Marrakesh Alleyway

Update: Thank you to everyone who voted for my painting in the February 2020 BoldBrush Painting Competition, to make it one of the FAV15% winners. Give your work a freshness and a sense of visual abstraction. Watch...