Muddy paintings can be the bane of our existence. Frustration when mixing color hinders our creative process. It can even cause us to doubt our abilities. Would you like to be rid of mud in your work? Would you like to know how you created it in the first place? Let me explain… … Continue reading…How NOT to make mud!
Abstract Art may seem outrageously free, but in actual fact, it always has a firm rationale. What can hold everything together? A composition, what we can call a formal foundation. Some types of composition include an overall design (be careful here as this design can get repetitious and visually boring) a
Jake Olson is an award-winning, internationally-published portrait photographer and graphic artist from Blair, Nebraska. Jake began taking photographs two and a half years ago. In 2012, he started Jake Olson Studios and became a full-time portrait artist. He specializes in natural light and doesn’t use reflectors or a flash for
Composition is all about placing the elements of a painting or drawing where they deliver most impact and adds balance to the art work. If you have ever studied the art works of the masters you might have noticed how they have an almost calming effect, even though they can
Jacques painting of Orchids. Done in oil during open class on Saturdays. Fourth lesson in series ‘Learn to paint”. They have already learned how to measure, observe negative spaces, and tonal values. Amazing when you think it has only been 4 lessons = 12 hours tutoring! Saturday open class At