About Alizey Khan
My name is Alizey Khan; I am a professional astronomical and abstract painter and printmaker. I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, moved to Pakistan for a few years in middle school, and have lived in America since 2005. I am now based out of Charleston, South Carolina, where I received a degree in Studio Art from the College of Charleston.
The properties of light and spatial depth are the focus of my work, using thinly layered colours to convey a sense of spatial vastness. To this end, I paint astronomical phenomena, which allow for the greatest exploration of light in an incomprehensibly immense space. I strive to visually depict natural processes beyond ordinary human experience to instil in the viewer a sense of curiosity and wonder regarding the universe around us.
I have been interested in astronomy and the wonders of the universe since I was a child. The mysteries of outer space inspire me as an artist because I feel that we as humans get so stupidly caught up in what goes on in our little societies that we forget that we’re just anthills in the scope of the universe. I paint my little galaxies and nebulae and stars to remind myself that there is so much out there we don’t know and haven’t experienced, and we never will unless we collectively start prioritizing the pursuit of knowledge over fighting for resources.
In this episode, Karrie will demonstrate how she paints one of her abstract paintings, specifically of a cat.
Here is what you will need to complete your painting:
- Medium Size Canvas
- Medium to Large Paint Brushes
- Assorted Acrylic Paint
- Paper Towels or Rags
- Water for Cleaning Brushes
Brandi Deziel is a self-taught photorealism painter living and working in Toronto.
She creates the illusion of a photograph by layering crisp images with soft, blurred backgrounds and foregrounds thus shifting the attention to the focal object and deceiving the eye.
Her work is included in private collections world-wide.
I found a great step by step acrylic painting tutorial today on YouTube created by the very talented Artist and Instructor Bob Davies. Bob has a number of free excellent demonstrations, tips and tutorial on his YouTube page, so be sure to head on over after viewing this lesson.
Be sure to also check out Bob’s free Ebook “Acrylic Painting Secrets”. Lots of helpful information there as well.
About Brian Simons
Being a self-taught artist, I have derived much of my inspiration from the “Group of Seven”, the French Impressionists and the Writings of Baha’u'lla’h (Bahá’í Faith). My family and I moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta, where I first began to paint approx. 25 years ago. Prior to that time, I focused mostly on drawing and sketching. I began showing my work in 1988 and have been represented by numerous galleries on the Island. From 2006 to the present, I paint on a full-time basis and have had many successes and confirmations in that period, including numerous commissions for a television production company, architects several corporate and private collectors both in Canada and the United States. I also conduct acrylic painting workshops British Columbia, Alberta and the United States….
Here is another full episode of the program “Karrie on Canvas” with artist Karrie Evenson. In this episode, Karrie demonstrates how you can use music to inspire your creativity. Karrie also shows you how to create a painting without any real planning, to let go and just “Wing It” as she puts it.
Karrie uses musicians as her subject in this demonstration, but you do not have to paint the same subject. Pick any subject you want. It is the process that she uses to complete this painting that she would like you to try.
Enjoy this acrylic painting demonstration.
Here is what you will need to complete your painting: Read more
Here is another full episode of the program “Karrie on Canvas” with artist Karrie Evenson. In this episode, Karrie demonstrates her loose and spontaneous techniques by creating an abstract floral piece in acrylics. I really enjoy Karrie’s style as she teaches you to just let go and enjoy yourself.
A big thanks to the folks over at Jones Television for sharing this video. You can see more of the great programming over at their YouTube Channel Here.
Here is another incredible landscape painting demonstration by Artist Maxim Grunin. I am simply blown away by this guys talent. I find it amazing how he can complete these paintings in one session and make them look like they took days or even months to complete.
In the video demonstration below, Maxim creates a beautiful landscape painting from a drawing.
If you would like to learn more about Maxim and view more of his work, follow the link below:
I was born and raised in Wales UK and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. I came to Germany to pursue an operatic career as a mezzo soprano and sang over 100 opera roles, including title roles such as Carmen, Joan of Arc and Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Other professional occupations have include voice teacher, chorus director, language teacher and writer.
I have been writing stories plays and poetry, making music and painting for as long as I can remember. Most of my early poetry has been lost. Serious dedication to painting followed from the year 2000 to fill in the spiritual vacuum left from no longer working in the theatre. The empty canvas is like a stage. It’s up to the performer to give it life and light!
Paintings can be seen on my website at http://www.redbubble.com/people/faithart as well as numerous other online venues such as my blogs: http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ , http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ (the main one) and http://fapj.blogspot.com/ (extra for writing).. Enjoy your visits to my online premises, but please remember that all my output is protected by copyright.