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?
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
Hi guys. It's Polly here, coming to you from Studio Llewellyn. Before we jump in, I just want to start by thanking all of you for being awesome. It's been wonderful to receive your kindness and support over the past several months since Studio Llewellyn became my official outlet as an artist. Some of my … Continue reading Call for Artists
Everybody gets moody; and everybody has deadlines. Sometimes, it's the deadlines that make us moody - and sometimes it's just... grrr, everything! (You know the feeling!) Being productive when you're in a bad mood can feel really difficult, but pushing through the frustration and managing to finish the task at hand does often help. When … Continue reading Moody art
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