Friday, April 23, 2010

Sale Now On!

So as it is the end of the market season and the last market is tomorrow, I am having a sale of some of my paintings, well, all of the paintings that I have left! I will be away for a few months so I am trying to clear all of my stock. So, down at JBR tomorrow there will be some bargains to be had as I sell some things off for as little as the cost of the materials! I'll be there from 10am until about 8pm.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Favourite Painting

So I wrote an article about My Favourite Painting Right Now which was inspired by the exhibition that I went to see at the Emirates Palace hotel as a precursor to the Guggenheim opening in Abu Dhabi.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Painting White Objects

This is an extract from an article you can find here...

When painting subjects that appear to the eye to be white, for example clouds, snow, white buildings or white clothing, some artists paint what they think they see rather than what is actually there. Taking out the white and grey paint is not really the answer.

The key is to experiment and to use a multitude of colours to represent your whites - try out different shades of blues and lilacs for shadows, maybe still interspersing with some greys and use these tones subtly so that they are not just put in as stark contrasts to the highlights. Subtle tinges of different colors will really give your painting much more personality and depth.

I can also recommend an in depth tutorial of how to paint realistically in oils

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Craft Markets This Weekend

So I have a couple of craft markets coming up this weekend where I will be selling my arts and crafts. One thing I have learnt when doing these markets is that you really need to be prepared and have a strategy around selling at them - this will increase your chance of sales. If you want to sign up to a free newsletter about craft show success then check this out.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Selling Art on eBay

If you want to sell your artwork then selling it on eBay may be a good idea, especially if you are in a country where eBay has it's own site. However, there is often big competition to sell so here is an article with a few hints and tips to get you started.