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?

Painting personality

One of the things that I most enjoy about painting animals is trying to make the subject look like a real creature with a life of its own. Here, I'm not just referring to the visual elements of painting that might make something look realistic (like shape, colour, tone, texture, etc.) but to actually capturing … Continue reading Painting personality

Unboxing a new idea..?

One of my favourite things about the process of making art is being able to explore a range of different mediums. Whether it's pencil, pastel, ink, or paint - each medium seems to have a vibe of its own. Because of this, our choice of medium leads us to work in a particular way. The … Continue reading Unboxing a new idea..?