Knowing a place

I'm halfway through a project at the moment and, true to form, I find myself itching to paint a landscape. Whenever I'm focused on a series of work (that doesn't involve landscapes whatsoever), I always feel the need to drop what I'm doing and escape to a painting of some open space. Like opening a … Continue reading Knowing a place

Artist Rachel Card: UK Wildlife and Science Illustrator

Rachel Card is an artist based in Devon, England, who explores the beauty and complexities of the natural world, underlining environmental themes. "I specialise in both traditional pencil and ink drawings, with many of my personal works incorporating pen and ink pointillism, an intricate process involving the layering of hundreds and thousands of small dots … Continue reading Artist Rachel Card: UK Wildlife and Science Illustrator

Impasto… why, though?

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?

Digital Daydream: the art of Jesper Krijgsman

The work of Zürich-based Dutch artist and designer Jesper Krijgsman has a classical sensibility: Lush and colorful compositions of an arcadian world one would encounter in a dream. The artist invites you to step out of our fast-paced and modern society and into a land where nature’s diversity is celebrated and mystical qualities are amplified. … Continue reading Digital Daydream: the art of Jesper Krijgsman

Slow progress ≠ No progress

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