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?
One of the things that I like most about painting impressions is that the same subject can leave you with a different impression each time you view it. To me, an impression is what is left behind in your mind's eye after having viewed the subject, often only for a brief moment. If you look, … Continue reading Looking; then looking again
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