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The Monet guide to Colour harmony

by Will Kemp with Will Kemp Art School Let’s be honest, colour mixing can be frustrating. You've mastered the colour wheel, you understand complementary colours and may have either dabbled with a few different colour schemes but why do you paintings still not work? Why don't they balance and create harmony to your eye? What are you doing wrong? In this series of guest posts for ArtInstructionBlog.com,  I want to address some of the common stumbling blocks of colour and analyze some master pieces to try and see how past masters have managed to balance seemingly impossible colour … [Read More...]

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“Autumn Field” – An Oil Painting Demonstration

Artist Bio After moving to the US as a teenager, Jane Hunt studied illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She continued her art education by experiencing art communities in France, England, Indonesia and China while studying various painting techniques. The award-winning painter now resides in Colorado, where she continues to be awed and inspired […]

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The Red Boat – Oil Painting Demonstration

In all my painting lesson videos I try to teach specific information about different aspects of painting. So much so that you might think I’m all work and no play, so in this video I simply wanted to show you what fun I have painting sometimes.

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Oil Portrait Demonstration

Alan’s passion for painting has made him venture further in the field of fine arts exploring various methods of oil painting inspired by the palettes of Frank Reilly and Daniel E. Greene. He has been fortunate to attend Daniel’s Greene’s oil portrait demo/classes held in his North Salem, NY studio and considers Daniel’s work and teachings a major influence in his paintings.

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How to Draw Water in Pencil

Our water landscape possibilities are endless. But without the tools to understand how to draw water, we become overwhelmed as to the task of how we’re suppose to draw it!! All those ripples, waves, reflections….oh my!! So we put our favorite scenes away, hoping to be braver another day. Does that sound familiar?

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How to Draw Trees with Pencil

Trees. In almost all landscapes, they play an integral part in the scene. How the trees, grass and foliage are represented in a drawing have a direct impact on the entire mood and success of the drawing. Trees are also one of the most complex and intimidating subject matter to draw.

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