I've written before about why I tend to paint in an impressionist style, but I don't think I've gone into much detail about the various techniques that I like to use. My favourite by far - particularly when painting flowers - is the impasto technique. The word impasto comes from the Italian root meaning "to enclose … Continue reading Impasto… why, though?
I've written before about how I often struggle to finish work. When I studied art at school, much of my time was spent flitting from one piece of work to another, never quite progressing anything all the way to completion. But now that I'm creating art for sale, it's important that I finish what I … Continue reading Slow progress ≠ No progress
If you are at least somewhat familiar with my work, I'm sure you will have noticed that I don't shy away from vivid colours. In fact, it's difficult for me to resist throwing my favourite colours into the mix when I'm making art! So it naturally follows that I spend more time practising with colour … Continue reading Sketchbook Sundays
Studio Llewellyn is quiet at the moment, as I am just spending a little time tying up the loose ends of a couple of mini-projects that got a bit lost in the shadow of the "Season-spiration" series that is now complete and available for purchase in my Etsy shop. With that in mind, I thought … Continue reading Why I paint impressions
It's almost March and I feel like we're on the cusp of a new season (despite the imminent arrival of a cold spell). I'm furiously wishing Spring into being by painting a 'mini artwork' series of spring flowers. This explains why most of my recent Instagram posts have just been flowers, flowers, flowers. (Sorry, guys! … Continue reading Learning to look