New landscape painting for sale

I’m a member of the “Australian Studio Painters” group at Facebook. Every few weeks they post a new reference photo so that we can a) paint it, and b) learn from how everyone else paints it. I’ve been meaning to join in for a while and the challenge photo this…

If at first …

A Facebook group I’m a member of posted a “challenge” photo for members to paint, and it’s been a while since I painted a landscape so I was keen to give it a go. This was my first attempt (painted yesterday), and I fell straight into a trap I’ve fallen…

The day trip

I recently discovered the website Pixabay, which is a library of a staggering number of royalty-free photos that are free for any use, including commercial use. This makes it a great resource when looking for new painting subjects! After some browsing I came across a great photo by the user…

Seduced by the dark side

As I’ve been dealing with a lot of fatigue issues lately, I haven’t been making much physical art. When Youtube recently recommended a video to me about making “simple” landscapes in Photoshop, I decided to try it out. Normally I see digital art as the “dark side” (I’ve always preferred…

A trio of landscapes

First up, a big hello and thank you to Aenea-Jones on Deviant Art, whose wonderful photography and generous stock rules are an endless source of inspiration for me at the moment. All three of these paintings are based on her photographs. First up; I painted this one with watercolour first,…

A small river painting

I needed a break from portraits today so I tackled another subject I struggle with, which is nature, and greens in particular. I wanted to get a Studio-Ghibli-Preproduction-Sketch feeling to it, because I find their work just so evocative and beautiful. For this reason I used a pencil for the…

Baha’i Temple

I created this card for someone on r/RandomActsOfCards at Reddit. It’s pen and watercolour on a 6×4″ card. This beautiful temple is not far from where I live and I’ve wanted to paint it from life for ages, but for this one I worked from a photo.